“I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone’s garden. I want to be there with children’s sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.”
— Majorie Pay Hinckley

 

I suppose the Church would be perfect only if it were run by perfect beings. God is perfect, and His doctrine is pure. But He works through us—His imperfect children—and imperfect people make mistakes.

In the title page of the Book of Mormon we read, “And now, if there are faults they are the mistakes of men; wherefore, condemn not the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgment-seat of Christ.”6

This is the way it has always been and will be until the perfect day when Christ Himself reigns personally upon the earth.

It is unfortunate that some have stumbled because of mistakes made by men. But in spite of this, the eternal truth of the restored gospel found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not tarnished, diminished, or destroyed.

President Uchtdorf (Come, Join With Us)

byamormongirl:

Be the same person you are in the dark as you are in the light. -President Thomas S. Monson

byamormongirl:

Be the same person you are in the dark as you are in the light. -President Thomas S. Monson

We are made up of the stuff of eternity. Endings are not our destiny.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf (via alittlehappyplace)

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As you pray and serve others, your knowledge that you are a child of God and your feelings about Him will grow. You will become more aware that He is saddened if you are dishonest in any way. You will be more determined to keep your word to God and to others. You will be more aware of taking anything that does not belong to you. You will be more honest with your employers. You will be more determined to be on time and to complete every task you are given by the Lord that you have accepted to do.

Henry B. Eyring, The Priesthood Man http://ift.tt/1oAoZ7G (via ki4akr)

Seldom, if ever, is any good accomplished while persons are in a rage.

Elder ElRay L Christiansen, “Be Slow to Anger” from the April 1971 General Conference  (via panicwiththetimelords)