Sunday, August 7, 2011

Here's a good one

This was something I needed reminding of today:

Remaining true to our Christian principles is the only
way divine influence can help us. The Spirit has a near impossible
task to get through to a heart that is filled
with hate or anger or vengeance or self-pity. Those are
all antithetical to the Spirit of the Lord. On the other
hand, the Spirit finds instant access to a heart striving
to be charitable and forgiving, long-suffering and
kind—principles of true discipleship. What a testimony
that gospel principles are to apply at all times and in
all situations and that if we strive to remain faithful, the
triumph of a Christian life can never be vanquished,
no matter how grim the circumstance might be. How
I love the majesty of these elegant, celestial teachings
taught, ironically, in such a despicable setting and time.

-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Lesson From Liberty Jail, September 2008
(click here to listen)

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