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"Charity is not just works or gift giving, but a condition of the soul, a quality of our character. The gift of charity flows from God as He reveals His love for us, and from our reciprocating-feeling love for God, His work, and His children. That is why Alma could prophesy, 'And see that ye have faith, hope, and charity, and then ye will always abound in good works' (Alma 7:24). Pride is the opposite of charity. Selfishness, indifference, and indolence are enemies of charity." - V. Dallas Merrell, "A Vision of Service," Ensign, December 1996, p. 10

“We rejoice that the future belongs to our Master, who created this world, provided the plan of salvation, and established this church. For He himself declared: ‘For I, the Lord, have put forth my hand to exert the powers of heaven; ye cannot see it now, yet a little while and ye shall see it, and know that I am, and that I will come and reign with my people.’ (D&C 84:119.)

“No other institution has the divine character as does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That is because it has true authority, revealed purpose, a divine work, committed disciples, a vision of our stewardship, and impelling principles of eternal progress.” - V. Dallas Merrell, “Power of the Church Rooted in Christ,” Ensign (CR), May 1993, p.28

“Our most fundamental doctrines impel us to improve, individually and collectively. We counsel one with another. We pray together and in secret. We acknowledge our weaknesses, search scriptures, and ponder course adjustments. We receive the righteous benefits from heavenly-inspired gifts of science, technology, and art. We correlate, correct, and realign, bringing all truth we are capable of receiving to harmonize our lives and the leadership and organization of this work with the teachings and perfect example of our leader, Jesus Christ.” - V. Dallas Merrell, “Power of the Church Rooted in Christ,” Ensign (CR), May 1993, p. 28

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