The Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ is the heart and core and center of revealed religion.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie Christ and the Creation

November 3, 2017

Adversity, General Authorities, Maxwell, Patience, Tests, Trust

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This is a doctrine, likewise, which reminds us mortals that we do not have all of the data. There are many times when we must withhold judgment and trust God lest we misread, as did Jesus’ disciples when they inquired about the man blind from birth and Jesus gave the immortal reply: ‘Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him’ (see John 9:1-3).

Trusting God’s plan even in the midst of ‘all these things’ is thus made easier, because he has so declared his purposes, plainly and simply, concerning the proving and tutoring dimensions of mortality.

Elder Neal A. Maxwell
But for a Small Moment, p94
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September 8, 2017

Enabling Power, Mother Teresa, Patience

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Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.

Mother Teresa

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June 30, 2016

General Authorities, Maxwell, Patience

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The idea or imagery of pressing forward suggests, therefore, earnestness and energy and not a passive stroll in the general direction of Home and Him. The imagery also emphasizes a direction—forward—not side trips and detours. Detours don’t have to be bad to have a bad effect—they always cost us time. They may also mean that we were not there to help a fellow traveler who needed us as he stumbled. Pressing forward suggests an enthusiastic, relentless progress along the path, ‘with a steadfastness in Christ’ (2 Nephi 31:20) being part of the imagery.


Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Wherefore Ye Must Press Forward

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