balance (Neal A Maxwell)

Naive optimism and pervasive pessimism are both to be avoided.  It's not an easy balance to maintain, to be asked to work away in the Nenevahs of our lives without being so conscious of the coming cataclysm that we fail to be serious citizens in our communities and nations.

Neal A. Maxwell (Deposition of a Disciple, p. 98)

There are...those who refuse to follow the Brethren because these individuals have over-identified with a single doctrine, principle, or practice; sadly, they exclude all other counsel, which leads to a dangerous spiritual imbalance.  The difficulty with such individuals is that they have a strange sense of justification about that which they are doing.  In their intensity they lack, of course, the spiritual symmetry that comes from pursuing, in a balanced way, all the commandments of God 

Neal A. Maxwell (All These Things Shall Give Thee Experience, p. 111)


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