In general conference, President Thomas S. Monson shared six attributes from Paul’s Epistle to Timothy that we can cultivate to stand out from the world as examples of the believers (see 1 Timothy 4:12). “As we do so,” he said, “our lights will shine for others to see.”
Five Attributes We Should Cultivate
- Our conversation. Our words can lift and inspire. Follow the Savior’s example of speaking with tolerance and kindness.
- Our love. We have the opportunity to help and lift those around us who are lonely, ill, or discouraged. As we emulate the Savior, we will bless lives.
- Our spirit. We should strive to be kind, grateful, and forgiving. We will radiate the Light of Christ and help us feel His love for us. It will be recognized by others.
- Our faith. We trust in the Lord and in His word. We have the beliefs that guide our thoughts and actions. Our faith in our Savior and our Heavenly Father will influence all we do and will be an anchor for our lives.
- Our purity. We are to be clean in body, mind, and spirit. To have the Holy Ghost as our constant companion we must be worthy. Being pure will bring us peace of mind and qualify us to receive the Savior’s promises.
“Those things which make us different from most of the world also provide us with that light and that spirit which will shine in an increasingly dark world.”
“Reflect the Savior’s love and teachings, and bravely let your light shine for all to see.”
- President Thomas S. Monson, “Become a Light for All to See”
- On the Lord’s Errand: The Life of Thomas S. Monson