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"It is one thing to talk about the gospel, but it is quite another to live it. It is one thing to preach about Christ, but it is another to follow in his footsteps.

"When the gospel is incorporated in the life of each one of us, it molds our decisions and determines our actions. We become models and examples who can teach others the path to follow leading to life eternal only when we live the principles of the gospel.

"In the great mission to which we have been called, to be saviors of men, may we follow the admonition of the Lord:

"'Verily I say unto you all: Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations.' (D&C 115:5.)" - Angel Abrea, "The Sure Sound of the Trumpet," Ensign (CR), May 1984, p.70

Have we thought about the tremendous spiritual deterioration that results from not keeping the Sabbath day holy? This commandment involves much more than just resting from our labors. Keeping the Sabbath day holy inherently builds spiritual character and prepares us for what is to come. By observing this commandment, we will have power over evil; we will be more capable of keeping the commandments of the Lord and maintaining ourselves unspotted from the sins of the world. (See D&C 59:9.) - Angel Abrea, "The Little Things and Eternal Life," Ensign (CR) October 1981

According to the radius of our activity, or within our sphere of responsibility, each one of us influences a certain number of God’s sons and daughters. Our attitudes, actions, and words convey messages to others which in some way affect their lives, either positively or negatively. - Angel Abrea, "The Sure Sound of the Trumpet," Ensign (CR) October 1984

Jesus Christ did not alter concepts in order to make incorrect actions compatible with a false sense of reality; he always clarified them in order to eliminate neutrality and ambiguity and to expose hypocrisy and deviant actions, thereby setting the standard by which the children of God will be judged.

He described things as they were and lived his life as a clear example to us all of how to live and how to act, even saying, “For I have given you an example” (John 13:15). - Angel Abrea, "Assurance That Comes from Knowing," Ensign (CR) May 1988

We must have patience in order to withstand pain and grief without complaint or discouragement, which detract from the Spirit. It’s necessary to have patience in the face of tribulation and persecution for the cause of truth, which sets an example because the manner in which we bear our cross will be an influence to others to help lighten their load. - Angel Abrea, “Patience in Affliction,” Ensign (CR) April 1992

Patience must be our constant companion during the journey which carries us toward that great goal, “Continue in patience until ye are perfected,” the counsel the Lord gave to the elders of the Church. (D&C 67:13.) – Angel Abrea, “Patience in Affliction,” Ensign (CR) May 1992

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