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The Atonement of Jesus Christ leaves no tracks, no traces (Packer and McKay)

We are taught that for those who do not repent, it is as though no redemption had been made. Consider the converse. For those who do repent—truly repent—it is as though no sin had been committed. “I, the Lord, remember them no more,” not because He has some godly power to forget but because there is simply nothing to remember. In His world, the eternal world, it is gone, its effects are canceled, it is undone. President Boyd K. Packer taught: “The Atonement [of Jesus Christ] leaves no tracks, no traces. What it fixes is fixed . . . , and what it heals stays healed.”  Kyle S. McKay talks/kyle-s-mckay/there-must- needs-be-a-christ/

Every person wields an influence (McKay)

“Every person who lives in this world wields an influence, whether for good or for evil. It is not what he says alone; it is not alone what he does. It is what he is. ...Every person radiates what he or she really is. ...It is what we are and what we radiate that effects the people around us.”  ~President David O. McKay

born again (McKay)

No man can sincerely resolve to apply to his daily life the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth without sensing a change in his own nature.  The phrase "born again" has a deeper significance than many people attach to it.  This  changed feeling  may be indescribable,  but it is real. President David O. McKay - Conference Report,  Apr. 1962, 7

man radiates what he is (McKay)

There is another responsibility correlated and even coexistent with free agency, which is too infrequently emphasized, and that is the effect not only of a person's actions but also of his thoughts upon others. Man radiates what he is, and that radiation affects to a greater or less degree every person who comes within that radiation. Of the power of this personal inkiness William George Jordan impressively writes: Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil—the silent, unconscious, unseen enhance of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be. Every man, by his mere living, is radiating sympathy, or sorrow, or morbidness, or cynicism, or happiness, or hope, or any of a hundred other qualities. Life is a state of constant radiation and absorption: to exist is to radiate; to exist is to be the recipient of radiation. Man cannot escape for one moment from this radiation of his chara

a good leader

President David O. McKay, in the October 1968 general conference, spoke about several traits that characterize a successful leader or teacher in the Church: 1.   “ Implicit faith  in the gospel of  Jesus Christ  as the light of the world, and a sincere desire to serve him. This condition of the soul will make for companionship and guidance of the Holy Ghost.” 2.   “ Unfeigned love  for the … members, guided by determination to deal justly and impartially with every member of the Church. Honor the … member, and the … member will honor you.” 3.   “ Thorough preparation . The successful leader knows his [or her] duties and responsibilities and also the members under his [or her] direction.” 4.   “ Cheerfulness —not forced but natural cheerfulness, springing spontaneously from a hopeful soul” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1968, 144).