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Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé first met his wife, Sister Valérie Caussé, 39 years ago in a young single adult ward in Paris, France.

At the time, he was “kind of a nerd,” he said, who spent most of his time in books and a large portion of his free time serving as the ward clerk. She, however, would peek her head behind the door of the clerk’s office to flash a smile and say hello.

They started dating and were married two years later. Some time after their marriage he asked her how she could have possibly fallen in love with him. Her response, “I saw your potential.”

Speaking during a BYU–Idaho devotional on Tuesday, Nov. 28, Bishop Caussé assured students: “My young friends, the world would be different if we could see others, including ourselves, as we can become rather than merely as we are today. Everything would be changed for the better if we could look upon ourselves and our fellowmen and women with a clear vision of both our earthly and eternal potential.”

Divine lineage and destiny

For individuals to understand their potentials, they must understand who they truly are, Bishop Caussé said.

In the first chapter of the Book of Moses, God tells Moses: “Moses, my son; … thou art in the similitude of mine Only Begotten” (verse 6).

By referring to Moses as His “son,” God confirms Moses’ divine lineage, Bishop Caussé said. “Each of us is a son or daughter of God, created by Him in His own image and likeness. Each of us has an inherent, divine nature.”

God also tells Moses he is “in the similitude of [His] Only Begotten.” This statement “confirms each human being’s potential. Because we are God’s children, we have the innate capacity to become exalted, just like our Savior, Jesus Christ.”

Latter-day Saints believe, as taught in Gospel Topics: “Just as a child can develop the attributes of his or her parents over time, the divine nature that humans inherit can be developed to become like their Heavenly Father’s.”

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