Sunday, January 30, 2011

General Authority Gems

"Some ask, 'Do I have to be so different from others?' 'Can't I be a disciple of Christ without thinking so much about my behavior?' 'Can't I love Christ without keeping the law of chastity?' 'Can't I love Him and do what I want on Sunday?' 

"Jesus gave a simple answer: 'If ye love me, keep my commandments.'" (John 14:15)

~~Neil L. Andersen, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

From Never Leave Him

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thoughts for a New Year

"No one was ever quite like you. The Lord made only one, without carbons. You are not repeated and not repeatable. The chance of there ever being someone identical to you must be compared to a number so high it doesn't even have a name; it would have to be written as a 1 followed by 9,031 zeros.

"No one else can do what the Lord sent you to mortality to do. The value of what you have to contribute will come through the expression of your own personality, that particular spark of the divine that makes you unique, setting you off from every other living creature. The mark you leave on the world, on the hearts and minds of others is as distinct as your thumbprint."

From Learn, Then Serve, a 1980 Relief Society booklet

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year's: Look Not behind Thee

A lesson I need this year! How about you?