Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Charity

  • "There exists today a great need for men and women to cultivate respect for each other across wide distances of belief and behavior and across deep canyons of conflicting agendas. It is impossible to know all that informs our minds and hearts or even to fully understand the context for the trials and choices we each face. ... Fully owning the limits of my own imperfections and rough edges, I plead with you to practice asking this question, with tender regard for another’s experience: “What are you thinking?”"

    —W. Craig Zwick, "What Are You Thinking?"
    Topics: Charity

  • "Our feelings towards the world of mankind, generally, ought to be the same as Jesus manifested to them. He sought to promote their welfare, and our motto ought ever to be the same as His was—“Peace on earth and good will to men.” [See Luke 2:14.] No matter who they are or what they are we should seek to promote the happiness and welfare of all Adam’s race."

    —John Taylor, "Chapter 3: “Love Thy Neighbour as Thyself”", Teachings of Presidents of the Church: John Taylor, (2011)
    Topics: Charity

  • "Without charity and compassion we are a mere shadow of who we are meant to be—both as individuals and as a Church. Without charity and compassion, we are neglecting our heritage and endangering our promise as children of God. No matter the outward appearance of our righteousness, if we look the other way when others are suffering, we cannot be justified."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Address to the Salt Lake City Inner City Mission"
    Topics: Charity

  • "We lighten the loads of others best by helping the Lord strengthen them. That is why the Lord included in our charge to comfort others the command to be His witnesses at all times and in all places."

    —Henry B. Eyring, "The Comforter"
    Topics: Charity