Life can be uncomfortable, but prayer, service, and temple attendance can help us find true comfort in the Savior.
Despite the progress we still need to make in global health, there are several hopeful changes in the world, and we can all contribute.
BYU offers education paired with spiritual experience, which enables—and obligates—us to love and serve those around us.
The challenges and difficulties you face in your life are making something out of you through the effect you have on others.
"Walking each other home" means to reach out and serve those around us, whether we know them or not, in every way we can.
We each have a noble responsibility for good, and we should not underestimate the amount of influence we can have if we are intentional.
Scott D. Whiting teaches how to deepen discipleship through obedience, endurance, and service to God and our fellowmen and women.
I hope that you, like Harvey Fletcher, engage in educational work while having instilled in your very being your duty to God and your fellowmen.
D. Carolina Núñez uses the story of the good Samaritan to teach why loving our neighbors—the ones who are in proximity—should be a primary focus in our lives.
Brent H. Nielson asks graduates to evaluate the condition of their hearts, for "where your heart is, there will your treasure be also."
President Worthen invites BYU graduates to reflect on BYU's slogan, Enter to Learn; Go Forth to Serve, as they begin a lifetime of service.
Like walking when your legs are frozen, sometimes what we least want to do is the very thing we need to keep our spiritual lifeblood flowing.
A honorary BYU doctorate recipient imagines a world governed by the economics of goodness, where our character can solve society's ills.
Elder Neil L. Andersen explains how the shift from home and visiting teaching to ministering helps us rethink the way we love and serve.
Humanitarian aid is more than donating hygiene kits. Turning enemies into friends means looking for the "strangers" among us and providing relief.
Elder Maynes warns us not to become selfish as we seek out our goals and dreams—our happiness will ultimately be found in the service of others.
The more service and love we give, the more we will find returned to us. Kirt Saville shares touching examples of this principle.
If we are willing to listen, we can become instruments in the Lord's hands to lift and rescue others through an act of kindness or by sharing our talents.
To recall my experience, the BYU motto “Go forth to serve” has exerted boundless inspiration, courage, and guidance.
Your own happiness and future success as individual and as family achievers will rest upon your nurturing of the common good in all that you choose to do.
Elder Oaks shares in the joy of August 2015 grads on graduation day and teaches them how to have continual joy through creativity, service, and the gospel.
Five ways to keep your spiritual heart healthy by being service-oriented.
Pure religion is about helping, serving, and caring for others. Practicing pure religion brings happiness as we reach out to our brothers and sisters.
God loves each of his children and, through charitable service, we can help find each of His lost sheep and bring them back to the fold.
A BYU education is about more than academics; it is also about learning how to serve.
Terry R. Seamons invites students leaving the university to be lifelong learners and to provide continuous service wherever life takes them.
Service is tightly related to sacrifice. Making service convenient can be a challenge, but serving will bless our lives.
We can make a difference now by committing small and simple acts of service to those within our reach.
It sometimes takes humility to accept love from others, but as we do, we are blessed with more opportunities to serve and be served.
Many people become rescuers by saving lives. Jesus Christ is our most significant rescuer, our Savior and from death and sin.
If we show tenacious faith and are prepared to lose ourselves in service, our Father in Heaven will prepare the way for us to accomplish all that He asks of us. I pray that we can be instruments in our Father in Heaven’s hands in doing His will and that we will find great and eternal joy in His service.
Arthur C. Brooks explains why charitable giving is more than just a good idea; science and faith agree that it makes us better and happier.
We can learn much from Kalaupapa, a leprosy settlement in Hawaii, and how the religious communities there respected and loved each other.
Matthew N. Daley speaks as a representative of his graduating class at BYU in 2008. He encourages his peers to reflect on how they have been blessed.
When we respond to the Savior's invitation to "come," we can feel the cleansing power of Christ's Atonement in our lives.
To emulate the Savior in our personal ministry, we should open our hearts and help, uplift, and encourage others in small, simple ways every day.
To achieve exaltation, we must open the gate of preparation, the gate of performance, and the gate of service on our life's journey.
To be like the Savior is to be whole, which implies that we are engaged in acts of selfless service. Selfless service requires personal action, a desire to pick up our beds and walk. It is easy to give away excess money, used equipment, and used clothing. It is more difficult to give of our time, to give of our personal presence to help others.
Elder Hales praises April 2007 BYU grads for their hard work and counsels them to focus now on service, giving back, and helping others succeed.
The examples of three former BYU swimmers who made a difference in their respective spheres can inspire us to do the same.
The Lord has given talents or "goods" to each of us, which we can use to bless those around us and in turn become more like Him.
There are people all around us, in our classes in school, in our work, in our homes and families, who cry, like Bartimaeus, “Have mercy on me.” And we, in turn, reflect on the Savior’s answer to Bartimaeus: . . . "Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole." [Mark 10:51–52]
The world's beauty is a gift to us just as everything else is. To repay Him for His goodness, we should serve Him.
Our testimonies let us trust that we are part of a very important pattern in building the kingdom of God, even if we can’t see it in its entirety. Every skill, talent, and ability we have, whether inborn or developed in callings or other areas of our lives, helps us be more serviceable in the kingdom.
Brent Romney, president of the BYU Alumni Association of the time, tells students of the chance of their lifetime to become involved by giving back to BYU.
A. Elaine Bond shares stories from her time as a trauma and disaster nurse, showing the importance of unity, service, and love toward others.
The War in Heaven was the original case of selflessness versus selfishness. We fight the same battle today, making decisions that determine our priorities.
Today, where many pick and choose religious teachings as if they were a "salad bar," it is more important than ever to serve God and our fellow men.
Elaine S. Marshall shares some insights she has gleaned about physical and spiritual healing and what it means to have the "healer's art."
Elder Ballard, President Nadauld, President Bateman, faculty, ladies, gentlemen, and, most important, distinguished graduates, thank you very much for inviting me to be part of this special day. Since I didn’t go to college, this honorary degree is especially meaningful to me. Thank you. At a Senate hearing in Washington a few months ago, a senator and a cabinet secretary got into an argument over who was poorer growing up.…
"But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him." [Moroni 7:47]
Recognizing the divinity in each of our brothers and sisters helps us to see opportunities for service in our relationships.
BYU graduates are encouraged to stay connected, serve, and replenish in order to continue to have a BYU experience in their lives.
These stories and testimonies highlight the wonderful blessings of the gospel, of living righteously, and of loving one another.
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Scriptures and modern prophets teach that service is the essence of "true religion." When doing good, we should be characterized by privacy and generosity.
Love is truly is the most gentle and powerful force in the world. We have been given the key to loving and respecting differences.
Robert K. Goodwin, president and CEO of the Points of Light Foundation, asks all to join in the nationwide effort to get involved in service.
Alexander B. Morrison presents information about how the Church responds to crisis and humanitarian need, especially in recent efforts for refugees.
Serving at BYU is unique because of both contractual and covenant relationships. We can choose to serve for a multitude of reasons, but the best is charity.
I enrolled at Yale University as a doctoral student in administrative sciences in September 1977. All kinds of changes were occurring around me. A new school, the School of Organization and Management (SOM), had been established the year previous to my arrival at Yale. The Administrative Sciences Program shared its faculty and even a few of its classes with the School of Organization and Management, which offered a master’s degree…
Ben B. Banks shares meaningful stories of missionary work and service and admonishes students to go forth and serve others in their path.
The challenge contained in the motto of this university, to learn and to serve, represents the purpose of our mortal life.
Each of us has been called to serve in God’s kingdom. That service will require all that we have but will reward us with all that He has.
The season of judgment will come to each of us. As we prepare to harvest a good and fulfilling life, let us store up knowledge, honesty, and service.
Although everyone on earth has a different experience, the lessons that have helped people lead a good life are universal.
When we think of people in terms of "them and us," we fail to love individuals. The Savior shows us how to love His children rather than judge a label.
The home teacher is no less serviceable than the bishop, and the unsung heroes are just as important as the acclaimed and popular.
A mission president helps a discouraged missionary recognize one man can make a difference by reminding him of the Savior.
Though we live in a morally conflicted world, we can choose to serve the Lord. We are promised the help revelation, a sure witness, and an anchor of faith.
Never will our time or efforts be better rewarded than when they are spent in service and kindness. This kind of investing for eternity should be our aim.
We are often filled with the desire to make a difference in the world. In order to have the impact we want, however, we must prepare spiritually.
Brigham Young's admonition to the Saints to bring in the pioneers suffering on the plains was a reminder to us all: we are our Brother’s Keeper.
People are happier when they lose themselves in the service of others. Forget yourself and reach out. You will be happier when you do.
In the Church, what's important is not where we serve, but how. Prepare for, accept, and give your best to the callings you will receive.
As you seek to serve the Lord, focus less on the position of your calling and more on becoming and offering your best self.
Antoine R. Ivins gives students spiritual and practical advice to prepare them for useful service in their community and the Church.
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When God inevitably calls you to serve Him, will you respond as Samuel: "Speak, Lord, thy servant hearth?"—or as Jonah, taking the road to Tarshish?