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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints


"The development of our spiritual nature should concern us most.   Spirituality is the highest acquisition of the soul, the divine in man; 'the supreme, crowning gift that makes him king of all created things.'  It is the consciousness of victory over self and of communion with the infinite.  It is spirituality alone which really gives one the best in life."

David O. McKay, Conference Report, October 1936, p. 103;  Gospel Ideals, p. 202; True to the Faith, p. 244-5

"I think our people know a lot about the Word of Wisdom, they know a lot about paying their tithing, they know a lot about MIA, and they know a lot about seminary and they know a lot about the mechanics of our meetings.  But I worry and am deeply concerned about whether they are being fed spiritually. That's my deepest concern."

President Gordon B. Hinckley From priesthood leadership session, Corpus Christi Texas Regional Conference, Jan. 6, 1996.

"This latter day work is spiritual.  It takes spirituality to comprehend it, to love it, to discern it.  Therefore, seek the spirit in all you do.  Keep it with you continually.  That is our challenge. "

Ezra Taft Benson

"Each assertion of a righteous desire, each act of service, and each act of worship, however small and incremental, adds to our spiritual momentum.  Like Newton's Second Law, there is a transmitting of acceleration as well as a contagiousness associated with even the smallest acts of goodness."

Elder Neil A. Maxwell, CR October 1996.

"Spirituality is not a function of occupation or calling.  A scientist may be more spiritual than a theologian; a teacher may be more spiritual than an officer.  Spirituality is determined by personal outlook and priorities.  It is evident in our words and actions."

Dallin H. Oaks - "Spirituality," Ensign, Nov. 1985, 61

"How many of you have ever wanted to develop a new talent?  Have you ever taken piano or soccer lessons?  Tonight I want to talk to you about developing a talent--not just any talent, but one very special talent I bet you have never even thought about.  I would like to talk to you about developing your talent for spirituality.

"Did you know that spirituality is a talent? Elder Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles once said,  'Above all talents . . ., chief among all endowments--stands the talent for spirituality' (The Millennial Messiah [1982], 234).  Spirituality is learning how to listen to the Spirit and then letting it govern our lives.

Carol B. Thomas, "Developing Our Talent for Spirituality," Ensign, May  2001, 88

"The only way to acquire spiritual knowledge and keep It burning brightly is to be humble, prayerful, and to strive diligently to keep all of the commandments."

James E. Faust, "It Can't Happen to Me" -  Ensign, May 2002, 48

"We cannot save the air we need to breathe, no matter how hard we try . . .So it is with spiritual light.  It must be renewed in us on a regular basis . . . day by day, thought by thought, and with daily righteous action if we are to keep the darkness of the adversary away."

"Out of Darkness into His Marvelous Light"  -  Elder Robert D. Hales  - April 2002 Gen. Conf.

"Just as physical strength requires exercise, so spiritual strength requires effort. Among the most important of spiritual exercises is prayer."

Elder Russell M. Nelson  Ensign, Nov. 1998, 87