Friday, January 18, 2013

And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him and that he might send them forth to preach. Mark 3:14

Collecting thoughts today.

"The were chosen to be with him.  If they were to do his work in the world, they must live in his presence before they went out to the world; they must go from the presence of Jesus into the presence of men...

"Sometimes in the complexity of the activities of the modern church we are so busy with committees and courts and administration and making the wheels go round we are in danger of forgetting that none of these things matter  if they are carried on by men who have not been with Christ before they have been with men."
~William Barclay, The Gospel of Matthew, p.361

" How can we expect to strengthen families or help others unless we first have written in our own hearts a deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ and His infinite Atonement?"  ~Linda Burton, RS General meeting, Sept. 2012

"I see the compassionate and caring Son of God purposefully living each day.  When he interacted with those around Him, they felt important and loved.  He knew the infinite value of the people He met.  He blessed them, ministered to them.  He lifted them up, healed them.  He gave them the precious gift of His time."  ~Dieter Uchtdorf, General Conference, October 2012

"Charity is the pure love of Christ."  ~Moroni quoting Mormon

"Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels, and have not charity...I am nothing."  ~Paul

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