Indeed, we “enter to learn,” but may we more fully embrace our calling to then “go forth to serve.” As the Lord Himself told us, it is in the service of others and in taking up our own crosses of suﬀering that we will find our own selves
Grace is not achieved somewhere down the road. It is received right here and right now. It is not a finishing touch; it is the Finisher’s touch.
"A brother, a sister, or a friend can literally be an oasis in the desert of mortality—the mere sight of them can refresh and renew. This type of friendship is an example of God’s tender mercy."
I gained an appreciation for my value as a human being by realizing what it cost him to purchase my salvation.
This Christmas, I learned important lessons about overcoming adversity, and about the intense love, justice, and mercy of God. Let me share them with you.
We are sometimes so caught up in unimportant things that we omit the weightier matters of the gospel: righteous judgment, mercy, and faith.
I believe with all my heart, I believe as certainly as I stand here, that—if we can repent of our sins, if we can be charitable with the sins of others, if we can take courage toward our circumstances and want to do something about them—there is a power, a living Father of us all who will reach down and, in the scriptural term, “bear us as on eagles’ wings.”