To Belong

We strive to follow the Savior’s doctrine: “Whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister. … “For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”12 Belonging comes not as we wait for it but as we reach out to help […]

Charity of God

The Apostle John accurately testified of this infinite though conditional representation of the charity of the Gods when he wrote, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16.) This gift of charity is to be received. […]

Cause and Effect

To receive a desired blessing from God, act with faith, striking the metaphorical match on which the heavenly blessing is contingent. For example, one of the objects of prayer is to secure blessings that God is willing to grant but that are made conditional on our asking.15 Alma cried out for mercy, and his pains resolved; […]

A Sacred and Holy Act

The Savior’s Atonement cannot become commonplace in our teaching, in our conversation, or in our hearts. It is sacred and holy, for it was through this “great and last sacrifice” that Jesus the Christ brought “salvation to all those who shall believe on his name.”6 – Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “The Gift of Grace,” Ensign (CR) […]