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That Which is Easy is Rarely Right

"I plead with our people everywhere to live with respect and appreciation for those not of our faith..... We live in a world of diversity. We can and must be respectful toward those with whose teachings we may not agree."

President Gordon B. Hinckley - L.D.S. Historical Calendar - 1999

"There is no cure for the ills of the world except the gospel of Jesus Christ...And so we invite all our Father's children everywhere, to believe in Christ, to receive him as he is revealed by living prophets, and to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints..."

President Joseph Field Smith - L.D.S. Historical Calendar - 1999

"As we survey the challenges of life, that which is easy is rarely right."

President Thomas S. Monson - L.D.S. Historical Calendar - 1999

"God grant us faith to stand on guard,
Uncheered, unspoke, alone.
And see behind such duty hard
Our service to the throne.
What e're our task, be this our creed;
We are on earth to fill a need."

"We must take responsibility for who we are and what we've become.

Darryl, a relative of mine, shared with me the analogy of the orange. If you squeeze an orange, he says, you will get orange juice. It doesn't matter who squeezes it, where or when this is done, or what kind of implement is used. If you squeeze an orange, what comes out is orange juice.

The same holds true for each of us. When the pressure is on—regardless of when, where, why, or who is inducing the pressure—all that can come out is what genuinely is inside of us.
If we have learned to trust in the Lord, care about others, and sincerely want to do what is right, all that will be evident.
If we have not worked at learning those things, our mistrust, selfish desires, or angry feelings will ultimately rule the outcome."

Janet Scharman, BYU Dev., Dec. 1, 1998

"Blessed is the man who is too busy to worry in the daytime, and too sleepy to worry at night."

"If any of us are imperfect, it is our duty to pray for the gift that will make us perfect...No man ought to say, 'Oh, I cannot help this; it is my nature.' He is not justified in it, for the reason that God has promised to give strength to correct these things, and to give gifts that will eradicate them. If a man lack wisdom, it is his duty to ask God for wisdom. The same with everything else. That is the design of God concerning His Church. He wants His Saints to be perfected in the truth. For this purpose He gives these gifts, and bestows them upon those who seek after them, in order that they may be a perfect people upon the face of the earth."

George Q. Cannon - Millennial Star, April, 1894, p. 260

"No matter what your past has been, you have a spotless future."

Hugh B. Brown, CR 10/69:103

"The gospel of Jesus Christ is the only element that will destroy the hatred that exists among people. If they will bring this gospel into their lives and recognize the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man and the effects of the atonement of Christ, there will be a far greater measure of peace in the world. We will not have peace until that happens more generally.

"That is why we are here, brothers and sisters, you and I. That is the objective of our work — to teach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and touch the hearts of people so that they can look upon one another as brothers and sisters, as children of our Father in Heaven."

Gordon B. Hinckley - Solihull, England, Aug. 30, 1995

"Nothing but religious faith has been able to save men from despair."

Hugh B. Brown, CR 10/69:106

"Our main task is to declare the gospel and do it effectively. We are not obligated to answer every objection. Every man eventually is backed up to the wall of faith, and there he must make his stand."

Ezra Taft Benson, CR 4/75:95

"Missionary service is not only a test of faith but a real test of character."

ElRay L. Christiansen, CR 4/59:13

"The first soul that anyone should bring to God is his own soul."

Sterling W. Sill, CR 4/62:13

"No matter how gifted we may be, or how choice our language, it is the spirit of our Father that reaches the heart and brings conviction of the divinity of this work."

George Albert Smith, CR 10/04:66

"We don't ask any people to throw away any good they have got; we only ask them to come and get more."

Joseph Smith, History of the Church 5:259