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true faith

True faith is not to be brought about by overwhelming and intimidating intervention from God...The Lord is a shepherd with a "mild" and "pleasant" voice--not a shouting and scolding sheepherder.  Those who demand a "voiceprint" of the "voice of the Lord" probably would not like His doctrines anyway.  The things of the spirit are to be "sought by faith"; they are not to be seen through slit-eyed skepticism.


Neal A. Maxwell, "Not My Will, but Thine" p. 35

Sunday will come

“Each of us will have our own Fridays—those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays. “But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death—Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come. “No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, in this life or the next, Sunday will come.” Joseph B. Wirthlin, "Dark Friday, Bright Sunday," New Era, Mar. 2008, 4

honesty

Complete honesty is necessary for our salvation. President Brigham Young said, “If we accept salvation on the terms it is offered to us, we have got to be honest in every thought, in our reflections, in our meditations, in our private circles, in our deals, in our declarations, and in every act of our lives” 


(Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young [1997], 293).