"i am convinced that missionary work is not easy because salvation never was easy. we are the church of jesus christ, this is the truth, and he is our great eternal head. how could we believe it would be easy for us when it was never easy for him?"
"we don't want god to remember our sins, so there is something fundamentally wrong in relentlessly trying to remember those of others."
"love makes people instinctively reach out to god and other people. lust, on the other hand is anything but godly and celebrates self indulgence. love comes with open hands and open heart. lust comes with an open appetite."
"in the gospel you have help from both sides of the veil, never forget that. when dissapointment and discouragement strike- and they will- remember and never forget that if our eyes could be opened we would see horses and chariots of fire as far as the eye can see, riding at reckless speed to come to our protection. they will always be there, these armies of heaven, in defense of abraham's seed."
Jeffery R. Holland