quotes tagged with 'compassion'


“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”


Author: Rick Warren, Source: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/601712-our-culture-has-accepte...Saved by sludgepickle in compassion morality love culture bigotry hate lies 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

All the religious world is boasting of righteousness: It is the doctrine of the devil to retard the human mind, and hinder our progress, by filling us with self-righteousness. The nearer we get to our Heavenly Father, the more we are disposed to look with compassion on perishing souls; we feel that we want to take them upon our shoulders, and cast their sins behind our backs. … If you would have God have mercy on you, have mercy on one another.

Author: Joseph Smith, Source: Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, sel. Joseph Fielding Smith, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1977, p. 241Saved by ragogoni in devil progress josephsmith compassion righteousness progression mercy selfrighteousness 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Let our hearts and hands be stretched out in compassion toward others, for everyone is walking his or her own difficult path. As disciples of Jesus Christ, our Master, we are called to support and heal rather than condemn. We are commanded “to mourn with those that mourn” and “comfort those that stand in need of comfort.”


It is unworthy of us as Christians to think that those who suffer deserve their suffering. Easter Sunday is a good day to remember that our Savior willingly took upon Himself the pain and sickness and suffering of us all—even those of us who appear to deserve our suffering.


In the book of Proverbs we read that “a friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Let us love at all times. And let us especially be there for our brothers and sisters during times of adversity.

Author: Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1207-23,00....Saved by mlsscaress in support judge suffering adversity behavior compassion love christian heal 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Only One who was with God, and was God, can answer the deepest and most urgent questions of our soul."

Author: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland , Source: Ensign, Nov. 1997, 65 Saved by dyejo in compassion prayer empathy 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Only One who was with God, and was God, can answer the deepest and most urgent questions of our soul."

Author: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland , Source: Ensign, Nov. 1997, 65 Saved by dyejo in compassion prayer empathy 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

As you trust Him, exercise faith in Him, He will help you. That support will generally come step by step, a portion at a time. While you are passing through each phase, the pain and difficulty that comes from being enlarged will continue. If all matters were immediately resolved at your first petition, you could not grow.

Author: Elder Richard G. Scott, Source: “Trust in the Lord,” Ensign, November 1995, 16–17Saved by mlsscaress in faith trust action adversity difficulty compassion understanding prayer growth trials answers pain stretching benefit gradual 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Prison Warden Kenyon J. Scudder has told this story:


He happened to be sitting in a railroad coach next to a young man who was obviously depressed. Finally the man revealed that he was a convict returning from a distant prison. His imprisonment had brought shame on his family, and they had neither visited him nor written often. He hoped, however, that this was only because they were too poor to travel and too uneducated to write. He hoped, despite the evidence, that they had forgiven him.


To make it easy for them, however, he had written them to put up a signal for him when the train passed their little farm on the outskirts of town. If his family had forgiven him and felt that he could rebuild his life in his own home and own town, they were to put a white ribbon in the upper branch of the apple tree located in the lower pasture near the railroad tracks. If, however, they felt it would be best for him to rebuild his life in a new environment, in a new city, they were to do nothing, and he would remain on the train.


As the train neared his home town, the suspense became so great he couldn’t bear to look out of his window. His companion changed places with him and said he would watch for the apple tree. In a minute, he put his hand on the young convict’s arm. “I can see the tree,” he said.


The young man then asked, “Does it contain a white ribbon?”


The reply, “Not one white ribbon, but a white ribbon on every branch!”


In that instant, all the bitterness that had poisoned a life was dispelled. Warden Scudder said to the young man, “I feel as if I have witnessed a miracle.”


The young man responded, “Perhaps you have.”


What was the wise and inspired counsel from Alexander Pope? “To err is human; to forgive, divine.”

Author: Recited by Thomas S. Monson, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=024644f8f206c0...Saved by mlsscaress in compassion repentance family home forgiveness new 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You can eat so much food that your belly aches-yet you still want more! Even though your belly is filled to the point of physical pain, you, the self, are not full; you still desire to consume more. The fact that the body can be full or satisfied while you still feel empty is evidence that the body is not you.

Author: Jagad Guru Chris Butler, Source: http://www.jagadgurusiddhaswarupananda.net/logical-understandi...Saved by knockternull in happiness wisdom peace compassion knowledge quotes identity ScienceofIdentityFoundation JagadGuruChrisButler chrisbutler jagadguru 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The material body is a vehicle which you are temporarily in and temporarily using. There are many examples which can help you understand that you're not the body.

Author: Jagad Guru Chris Butler, Source: http://www.scienceofidentity.org/lectures-by-jagad-guruSaved by knockternull in happiness wisdom peace compassion knowledge quotes identity ScienceofIdentityFoundation JagadGuruChrisButler chrisbutler jagadguru 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Animals eat and humans eat. Animals sleep and humans sleep. Animals mate and humans mate. Animals defend and fight and so do humans. But human beings also possess the faculty for enquiring into and understanding the Absolute Truth. Humans have a faculty for spiritual growth. Humans can ask, "Who am I? What is the purpose of my existence?" If we utilize this faculty for spiritual realization then we are truly human beings. If we don't, if we simply concern ourselves with eating, sleeping, sex and fighting, then are we not human in name only?

Author: Jagad Guru Chris Butler, Source: http://www.jagad-guru-chris-butler.com/transcriptsSaved by knockternull in happiness wisdom peace compassion knowledge quotes identity ScienceofIdentityFoundation JagadGuruChrisButler chrisbutler jagadguru 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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