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By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Coming closer to home, there is so much of jealousy, pride, arrogance, and carping criticism; fathers who rise in anger over small, inconsequential things and make wives weep and children fear.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Our hope concerning the future is great, and our faith is strong. We know we’ve scarcely scratched the surface of that which will come to pass in the years that lie ahead.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

I am saying that out of a spirit of appreciation and gratitude, and a sense of duty, you ought to make whatever adjustment is necessary to give a little of your time-as little as two years-consecrating your strength, your means, your talents to the work of sharing with others the gospel, which is the source of so much of the good that you have. I promise that if you will do so, you will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

If you serve a mission faithfully and well, you will be a better husband, you will be a better father, you will be a better student, a better worker in your chosen vocation. Love is of the essence of this missionary work. Selflessness is of its very nature. Self-discipline is its requirement. Prayer opens its reservoir of power.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Mutual respect, the soft answer, financial honesty with the Lord, prayer. "I do not hesitate to promise that if you will go to your homes and cultivate and nurture it among these four cornerstones, your lives will be happy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Behold your little ones. Pray with them. Pray for them and bless them. The world into which they are moving is a complex and difficult world. They will run into heavy seas of adversity. They will need all the strength and all the faith you can give them while they are yet near you. While they are young, pray with them that they may come to know that source of strength which shall then always be taught of the Lord' and great shall be the peace of thy children.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

We are here to assist our Father in His work and His glory, 'to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man' (Moses 1:39). Your obligation is as serious in your sphere of responsibility as is my obligation in my sphere.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Our foundation is the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. The authority of the holy priesthood is here, restored under the hands of those who received it directly from our Lord. The curtains have been parted, and the God of heaven and His Beloved Son have spoken to the boy prophet Joseph in opening this last and final dispensation. Our burden in going forward is tremendous. But our opportunity is glorious.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

. . . as people serve, they grow in capacity. The time and effort is not a sacrifice because there is returned more than is given.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Absence of gratitude is the mark of the narrow, uneducated mind. It bespeaks a lack of knowledge and the ignorance of self-sufficiency. It expresses itself in ugly egotism and frequently in wanton mischief. We have seen our beaches, our parks, our forests littered with ugly refuse by those who evidently have no appreciation for their beauty. I have driven through thousands of acres of blackened land scourged by a fire evidently set by a careless smoker whose only concern had been the selfish pleasure gained from a cigarette.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

We are sometimes told that we are not a biblical church. We are a biblical church. This wonderful testament of the Old World, this great and good Holy Bible is one of our standard works. We teach from it. We bear testimony of it. We read from it. It strengthens our testimony. And we add to that this great second witness, the Book of Mormon, the testament of the New World, for as the Bible says, "In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall [all things] be established" (2 Cor. 13:1).

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Work is the miracle by which talent is brought to the surface and dreams become reality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

If we live by the principles of the gospel, we must be good people, for we will be generous and kind, thoughtful and tolerant, helpful and outreaching to those in distress. We can either subdue the divine nature and hide it so that it finds no expression in our lives, or we can bring it to the front and let it shine through all that we do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Under the plan of heaven, the husband and the wife walk side by side as companions, neither one ahead of the other, but a daughter of God and a son of God walking side by side. Let your families be families of love and peace and happiness. Gather your children around you and have your family home evenings, teach your children the ways of the Lord, read to them from the scriptures, and let them come to know the great truths of the eternal gospel as set forth in these words of the Almighty.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we'll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

There would be no Christmas if there had not been Easter. The babe Jesus of Bethlehem would be but another baby without the redeeming Christ of Gethsemane and Calvary, and the triumphant fact of the Resurrection.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

People who carry in their hearts a strong conviction concerning the living reality of the Almighty and their accountability to Him for what they do with their lives are far less likely to become enmeshed in problems that inevitably weaken society.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Everything that occurs in the temple is uplifting and ennobling. It speaks of life here and life beyond the grave. It speaks of the importance of the individual as a child of God. It speaks of the importance of the family and the eternity of the marriage relationship.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Work at our responsibility as parents as if everything in life counted on it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

We pledge our loyalty; we affirm our determination to be of good courage; we declare, sometimes even publicly, that come what may we will do the right thing, that we will stand for the right cause, that we will be true to ourselves and to others. Then the pressures begin to build. Sometimes these are social pressures. Sometimes they are personal appetites. Sometimes they are false ambitions. There is a weakening of the will. There is a softening of discipline. There is capitulation. And then there is remorse, self-accusation, and bitter tears of regret.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

I urge our people everywhere, with all of the persuasiveness of which I am capable, to live worthy to hold a temple recommend, to secure one and regard it as a precious asset, and to make a greater effort to go to the House of the Lord and partake of the spirit and the blessings to be had therein.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

There are others whose lives are blessed when a missionary serves, such as the members of his family who support him, pray for him, and try to live worthy of him.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

It should be recognized that this Church is not a social club. This is the kingdom of God on the earth. It is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Its purpose is to bring salvation and exaltation to both the living and the dead.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

As we have been continuously counseled for more than 60 years, let us have some food set aside that would sustain us for a time in case of need. But let us not panic nor go to extremes. Let us be prudent in every respect. And, above all, my brothers and sisters, let us move forward with faith in the Living God and His Beloved Son.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

I have yet to find a faithful tithe payer who cannot testify that in a very literal and wonderful way the windows of Heaven have been opened and blessings have been poured out upon him or her.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

The kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of God on the earth will be combined together at Christ's coming - and that time is not far distant. How I wish we could get the vision of this work, the genius of it, and realize the nearness of that great event. I am sure it would have a sobering effect upon us if we realized what is before us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Please don't nag yourself with thoughts of failure. Do not set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. Simply do what you can do, in the best way you know, and the Lord will accept of your effort.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Those who are living the principle of honesty know that the Lord does bless them. Theirs is the precious right to hold their heads in the sunlight of truth, unashamed before any man. Brothers and sisters, the Lord requires his people to be honest. May we desire with all our hearts to be honest in all our relationships and in all the things that we do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

...When we lift our voices tiny molehills of difference become great mountains of conflict.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Simple honesty is so remarkable a quality. It is of the very essence of Integrity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

No other practice will make one more attractive in conversation than to be well-read in a variety of subjects.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

The Church expects that each of us carry a share of the burden of leadership. There is no paid clergy. The work is done because of a love of the cause. And as people serve, they grow in capacity. The time and effort is not a sacrifice because there is returned more than is given.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Encourage your children to read more and watch television less.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

I know of no better answer to the foul practices that confront our young people than the teachings of a mother, given in love with an unmistakable warning.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Somehow forgiveness, with love and tolerance, accomplishes miracles that can happen in no other way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

We must build more temples, and we must build them more quickly. This is the season to build temples. They are needed, and we have the means to do so. The Lord will hold us accountable if we do not work with greater accomplishment than we are now doing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

I almost stand in awe when I think of Joseph Smith. The angel appeared to him in 1823 - he said to this simple little boy, 'Your name should be known for good and evil throughout the entire world.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Sacrifice is the very essence of religion; ... Without sacrifice there is no true worship of God.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

No matter how old we become, we can acquire knowledge and use it. We can gather wisdom and profit from it. We can grow and progress and improve-and, in the process, strengthen the livs of those within our circle of influence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Love is the very essence of family life. Why is it that the children we love become so frequently the targets of our harsh words? Why is it that these children who love their fathers and mothers sometimes speak as if with daggers that cut to the quick? "There is beauty all around," only when there's love at home.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

We have never found, and I think we never shall find, an adequate substitute for the situation in which two wholesome young men meet with a family, reason with them, teach them, testify to them, and pray with them. We shall always need missionaries.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

There have been times when a particularly heavy dose of such cynicism has caused me to reflect that surely this is the age and place of the gifted pickle sucker!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

Divorce too often is the bitter fruit of anger. A man and a woman fall in love, as they say; each is wonderful in the sight of the other; they feel romantic affection for no one else; they stretch their finances to buy a diamond ring; they marry. All is bliss-that is, for a season. Then little inconsequential activities lead to criticism. Little flaws are magnified into great torrents of faultfinding; they fall apart, they separate, and then with rancor and bitterness they divorce.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

We live in terribly complex times. We are confronted by very serious problems. Some of us are faced with sickness, with economic difficulties, with worry and concern over many matters. Our refuge, our peace, our well-being lie in walking in the way of the Lord.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

In very large measure each of us holds the key to the blessings of the Almighty upon us. If we wish the blessing, we must pay the price.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

God has brought us together as families to bring to pass His eternal purposes. We are part of this plan in this marriage relationship. let us love and respect and honor one another. We can do it, and we will be the better for it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

I don't know how to get anything done except getting on my knees and pleading for help and then getting on my feet and going to work.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

With the increase of missionary work throughout the world, there must be a comparable increase in the effort to make every convert feel at home in his or her ward or branch. . . . I invite every member to reach out in friendship and love for those who come into the Church as converts.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

The greatest job that any mother will ever do will be in nurturing, teaching, lifting, encouraging and rearing her children in righteousness and truth. None other can adequately take her place.