Monday, April 1, 2013

General Conference Quotes (October 2012) - Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

“If ye love me, keep my commandments,” Jesus said. So we have neighbors to bless, children to protect, the poor to lift up, and the truth to defend. We have wrongs to make right, truths to share, and good to do. In short, we have a life of devoted discipleship to give in demonstrating our love of the Lord. We can’t quit and we can’t go back. After an encounter with the living Son of the living God, nothing is ever again to be as it was before. 
I want to do more good than I'm currently doing. I especially want to lift up the poor. I'd like to help with the DI or LDS Employment Center. Maybe I can do that this summer. What are other ways to help the poor? I always have a hard time thinking of things that will help, that I can do (poor as I am).

I also want to bless my neighbors more. I want to defend the truth, but I really don't like contention, so that one is harder for me. I have people to forgive, and people to treat more kindly than I have. I have truths to share and good to do. Hopefully I'll see the opportunities to share and do, when they come. Or maybe I can even seek out opportunities. It feels overwhelming, but I want to help.

1 comment:

Gerry Baird said...

Have you ever heard of Basically it's a web site that lets you lend small amounts of money to people in third-world countries who are trying to make a better life for themselves. You can start with a loan as small as $25. I've been doing it for a few years now and so far have helped a dairy farmer in Ukraine, a clothing store owner in Mongolia, and a convenience store owner in the Philippines. All of my loans have been repaid, which means I can keep using the money to help others. Just an idea :) I admire your desire to help others and know you will be guided by the spirit as you try to do your part!