Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Happy Sabbath!

One of the most important things we do through the gospel of Jesus Christ is to build people.

Properly serving others requires effort to understand them as individuals —their personalities, their strengths, their concerns, their hopes and dreams— so that the correct help and support can be provided. Frankly, it’s much easier to just manage programs than it is to understand and truly serve people.

Brothers and sisters, may we focus on the simple ways we can serve in the kingdom of God, always striving to change lives, including our own. What is most important in our Church responsibilities is not the statistics that are reported or the meetings that are held but whether or not individual people—ministered to one at a time just as the Savior did—have been lifted and encouraged and ultimately changed. Our task is to help others find the peace and the joy that only the gospel can give them.
~M. Russell Ballard
O Be Wise ~ Conference Talk, October 2006

Have a wonderful Sabbath Day!

1 comment:

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

Hi Elizabeth,

What a wonderful thought for this Sunday - serving others one at a time in their unique ways. God surely smiles down when we take the time to minister the way Christ taught us.

I also wanted to stop by and say thank you SO much for the wonderful, heartfelt comment on my blog last week. I feel like we are friends already! You ministered to my heart and reminded me that amidst my anxiousness for our first baby to arrive, there is a holiness and blessing in welcoming a new life to this world. I will be thinking of your thoughts when I (finally) hold my little girl in my arms for the first time in a few weeks.

Thank you for taking the time to say hello and pass on your words of wisdom.

Much love!