When all the scaffolding is removed it is our integrity that both defines us and identifies us. Men of integrity are like the Rock of Gibraltar – steadfast and immovable; men without it are like the shifting sands on the Sahara Desert – tossed to and fro by every variant wind of life.
You cannot pray for an A on a test and study for a B. You cannot pray for a celestial marriage and live a telestial life. You cannot pray for something and act less.
Every attempt to reflect upon the Atonement, to study it, to embrace it, to express appreciation for it, however small or feeble it may be, will kindle the fires of faith and work its miracle towards a more Christlike life. It is an inescapable consequence of so doing. We become like those things we habitually love and admire. And thus, as we study Christ’s life and live his teachings, we become more like him.
A cathedral without windows, a face without eyes, a field without flowers, an alphabet without vowels, a continent without rivers, a night without stars, and a sky without a sun—these would not be so sad as a . . . soul without Christ.
One of the most meaningful things we can do as parents is teach our children the power of prayer, not just the routine of prayer.
Women particularly can dress modestly and in the process contribute to their own self respect and to the moral purity of men. In the end, most women get the type of man they dress for.
If you ever feel distant, never mistake who has drifted away. Prayer will close this gap.
The Atonement of Jesus Christ outweighs, surpasses, and transcends every other mortal event, every new discovery, and every acquisition of knowledge, for without the Atonement all else in life is meaningless.
Elder Neal A. Maxwell suggests that the prime reason the Savior personally acts as the gatekeeper of the celestial kingdom is not to exclude people, but to personally welcome and embrace those who have made it back home.
In the end, most women get the type of man they dress for.
Together with the Bible, the Book of Mormon is an indispensable witness of the doctrines of Christ and His divinity.
The Atonement is our singular hope for a meaningful life.
When all is said and done, the home is the ideal forum for teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.