4/18/03
We know that service is indispensable for bringing us close to the Savior and letting us feel his Spirit. In nothing do we resemble the Savior more than in serving others. So in nothing should we feel greater love and joy than in service. — Chieko N. Okazaki, "Aloha!" [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1995], p. 85


4/19/03
The Savior taught his followers that his Father's kingdom would be inherited by those who had fed him when he was hungry, clothed him when he was naked, and visited him when sick or in prison. But when asked, "When saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?" he said, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." (See Matthew 25:34-40) - Bruce C. Hafen, "The Broken Heart: Applying the Atonement to Life's Experiences," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1989], p. 190


4/21/03
We should always be willing, even anxious, to help others. Nothing else we do will give us the same satisfaction and joy within because, we are told, "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God." (Mosiah 2:17.) Ignoring the needs of others is a serious sin. — Joseph B. Wirthlin, "Finding Peace in Our Lives," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1995], p. 151


4/22/03
There is no finer way to demonstrate love of God than by serving Him in the positions to which we may be called. Occasionally, the reward for that service will be prompt, and we'll see the light in the eyes of the person whom we have helped. Other times, however, the Lord will let us wait a little while and let our reward come another way. — Thomas S. Monson, "Live the Good Life," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1988], p. 111-112


4/23/03
Balanced service is a virtue to be cherished. There is to be time in our life to serve God, to serve our family, to serve our country and community, to serve our employer. Wise persons budget available time so that no significant area of one's life falls into a state of neglect. An axiom to follow: "When you play—play hard. When you work—don't play at all." — Thomas S. Monson, "Pathways to Perfection," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1973], p. 278


11/26/16
I love the words of King Benjamin as we find them in Mosiah: "And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God." (Mosiah 2:17.)

The world needs to remember this and to know that it derives from the "love of God" which Nephi declared was "abroad in the hearts of the children of men" (1 Ne. 11:22), that all of us need to be awakened to its presence within us. And that,brethren, is part of our great mission. – G. Homer Durham, "The Validity of the Gospel," Ensign (CR) May 1977