Special Witness: What is a Saint? How can I be one?

Quentin L. Cook

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Adapted from “Are You a Saint?” Ensign, Nov. 2003, 95–96.


Quentin L. Cook
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

What is a Saint? How can I be one?

A Saint tries to do what the Savior did, keeps His commandments, is baptized and confirmed, and makes the temple a goal.

A Saint stays away from evil conduct and harmful pathways.

A Saint is kind to others and helps them.

If we follow the Savior, we will have the Spirit in our lives and feel the joy of being worthy Latter-day Saints.

A Saint loves God and his or her neighbors.

A Saint loves the Savior and follows His teachings.

Illustrations by Beth Whittaker