quotes tagged with 'brotherhood'
Author: Fudaayl ibn Iyaad, Source: Unknown
If you want to know if someone truly loves you purely for the sake of Allah then tell him something that will upset him or he will dislike, and see how he appears to you afterwards.
Author: Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, Source: Unknown
Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God.
The people around us need a lot of help, and I think the Lord expects us to join in that effort. I think that is what he meant when he said, “Come; see what I do and watch how I spend my time.” . . .Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: Come unto Me, fireside address given at BYU, 2 March 1997
On the example of the Savior himself and his call to his apostles, and with the need for peace and comfort ringing in our ears, I ask you to be a healer, be a helper, be someone who joins in the work of Christ in lifting burdens, in making the load lighter, in making things better. . . . Someone sitting within reasonable proximity to you tonight is carrying a spiritual or physical or emotional burden of some sort or some other affliction drawn from life’s catalog of a thousand kinds of sorrow. In the spirit of Christ’s first invitation to Philip and Andrew and then to Peter and the whole of his twelve apostles, jump into this work. Help people. Heal old wounds and try to make things better.
Personal ministry can answer prayers. We can offer a daily prayer that enlists the help of the Lord Jesus Christ as we ask: “Help me to be the answer to someone’s prayer today.” The Lord consistently answers this prayer as we tune our eyes and ears to discerning the needs of those around us. . . .Author: BONNIE D. PARKIN , Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=11599&x=66&y=3
As you leave the Marriott Center today, you will have immediate opportunities to practice your personal ministry. Please, never suppress a generous thought.
To follow in the footsteps of the only perfect person who ever lived, we must expect to stretch our souls. . . .Author: Dallin H. Oaks, Source: “Brother’s Keeper,” Ensign, November 1986, 20, 23
. . . Examples improve society more than sermons. Most people would rather see a sermon than hear one.
Because ultimately in every war waged throughout human history, those forced to fight quickly realize they have much more in common with those they are being told to kill than with those telling them to do the killing.Author: Matt Howard, Source: http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200711...
I have been extremely fortunate during my life. I am grateful beyond measure for the rich blessings the Lord has bestowed upon me. Some of the choicest blessings of my life have been the close friendships I have experienced over the years. Often, theses friendships have been forged in the fire of shared experience. I think back with fondness on the football teams I played on, the missionaries with whom I served in Austria and Switzerland, the bishoprics and stake presidencies that I served in. I think about my family--the happiness and grief we have shared together and those moments of tenderness have amplified the love we have for each other.Author: Joseph B. Wirthlin, Source: Press On, Deseret Book 2007, pp204-205
Most recently, I think about the indescribable bond of brotherhood I have felt within the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Though each of these groups was very different, each had common characteristics. Perhaps we grew close because we struggled so much together, strived together, and achieved together. Perhaps our camaraderie was because we linked arms together in a common journey where we had to depend so completely on each other. Whatever it was we shared these relationships are the foundation of many of the most precious and rewarding moments of my life.
I wish to call your attention to the importance of establishing a bond of brotherhood in our assignments....
Establishing a bond of brotherhood is critical to successful church work. If those who serve with you feel this mutual love and trust, the work of the Lord will thrive, and heaven will aid you in your efforts. Fail to establish this bond, however, and you may find your work tedious, toilsome and unproductive.
Where there is stark hunger, regardless of the cause, I will not let political considerations dull my sense of mercy or thwart my responsibility to the sons and daughters of God, wherever they may be or whatever their circumstances.Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: “The Victory over Death,” Ensign, May 1985, 54.
I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment.Author: Malcolm X, Source: Unknown
Isn't it interesting that at a time when patriotism is called into question, that some fail to realize that one cannot really have a sense of country without a sense of kinship, that one cannot have a sense of kinship without family, and one cannot have a sense of family without parents?Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: "Family Perspectives", BYU Devotional, January 15, 1974