"We each can learn much from our early pioneer ancestors, whose struggles and heartaches were met with resolute courage and an abiding faith in a living God."
"It’s not enough to wish, it’s not enough to dream, it’s not enough to promise. We must do."
"May we show increased kindness toward one another, and may we ever be found doing the work of the Lord."
"The difficulties which come to us present us with the real test of our ability to endure. A fundamental question remains to be answered by each of us: Shall I falter, or shall I finish?"
"The priesthood is not so much a gift as it is a commission to serve, a privilege to lift, and an opportunity to bless the lives of others. ... Yours is the privilege to be not spectators but participants on the stage of priesthood service."
"The mantle of membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not a cloak of comfort but rather a robe of responsibility. Our duty, in addition to saving ourselves, is to guide others to the celestial kingdom of God."
"Through tears and trials, through fears and sorrows, through the heartache and loneliness of losing oved ones, there is assurance that life is everlasting. Our Lord and Savior is the living witness that such is so."
"[Nothing] can fully take the place of the blessed relationship of family life."
"God’s love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there."
"My brothers and sisters, true love is a reflection of the Savior’s love. In December of each year we call it the Christmas spirit. You can hear it. You can see it. You can feel it."