quotes tagged with 'differences'

We must follow that same principle as the Lord gathers more and more people who are not like us. What will become more obvious to us is that the Atonement brings the same changes in all of us. We become disciples who are meek, loving, easy to be entreated, and at the same time fearless and faithful in all things. We still live in different countries, but we come into the Church through a process that changes us. We become by the gifts of the Spirit what the Apostle Paul saw:


“For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.


“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God.

Author: President Henry B. Eyring , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-947-21,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in spirit faith change process unity atonement differences loving meek ease same householdofgod 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The children of God have more in common than they have differences. And even the differences can be seen as an opportunity. God will help us see a difference in someone else not as a source of irritation but as a contribution. The Lord can help you see and value what another person brings which you lack. More than once the Lord has helped me see His kindness in giving me association with someone whose difference from me was just the help I needed. That has been the Lord’s way of adding something I lacked to serve Him better.

Author: President Henry B. Eyring , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-947-21,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in opportunity value style kindness unity contribution perspective differences association lack 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Real charity is not something you give away; it is something that you acquire and make a part of yourself. And when the virtue of charity becomes implanted in your heart, you are never the same again. It makes the thought of being a basher [critical or verbally abusive] repulsive.


Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other.

Author: Elder Marvin J. Ashton, Source: http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll/Magazines/Ensign/1992.h...Saved by mlsscaress in virtue judge forgive heart quiet patience kindness charity new differences expectations selfless resist accepting acquire implanted categorize shortcomings 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I realize now that such little tiffs are not uncommon in the early stages of most marriages. However, I believe they are representative of the many obstacles that can frequently interfere with the tremendous potential for fulfillment and happiness that exists in an eternal marriage, potential that too often goes unrealized.

Author: Elder Marlin K. Jensen, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by mlsscaress in potential happiness marriage reality differences obstacles fulfillment 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
From a tiny spark can come a large fire.

In the course of moving forward, it is normal to generate a few sparks. Misunderstandings, differences of opinion, and diverse personalities and styles can produce friction. Remember, if we are not careful, little things can easily become big things.

Decide now to extinguish the sparks of conflict by thinking well of others. As the Lord taught, “Agree with thine adversary quickly while thou art in the way with him” (3 Nephi 12:25).

Don’t criticize. What you say about others may (and usually does) get back to them. See the good in people, and develop that goodness by your unwavering friendship, acceptance, loyalty, trust, and love.
Author: Elder Robert D. Hales , Source: "Ten Axioms to Guide Your Life,” Liahona, Feb 2007, 34–39: ht...Saved by mlsscaress in trust loyalty love friendship good perspective differences conflict diversity forward view smallbeginnings misunderstandings acceptance spark 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Insecure people think that all reality should be amenable to their paradigms. They have a high need to clone others, to mold them over into their own thinking. They don't realize that the very strength of the relationship is in having another point of view. Sameness is not oneness; uniformity is not unity. Unity, or oneness, is complementariness, not sameness. Sameness is uncreative... and boring. The essence of synergy is to value the differences.
Author: Steven R. Covey, Source: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, p. 274Saved by mlsscaress in unity insecurity synergy differences 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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