quotes tagged with 'genuine'

When we inspire and teach others to fill their hearts with love, obedience flows from the inside out in voluntary acts of self-sacrifice and service. Yes, those who go home teaching out of duty, for example, may fulfill their obligation. But those who home teach out of genuine love for the Lord and for their fellowman will likely approach that task with a very different attitude.
Author: Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, Source: “The Great Commandment,” Ensign, Nov 2007, 28–31; http://www.l...Saved by mlsscaress in obedience attitude love teach hometeaching flow genuine acts visitingteaching voluntary selfsacrifice obligation approach 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Above all, be a genuine friend to the individuals and families you teach. As the Savior declared to us, "I will call you friends, for you are my friends" (D&C 93:45). A friend makes more than a dutiful visit each month. A friend is more concerned about helping people than getting credit. A friend cares. A friend loves. A friend listens, and a friend reaches out.
Author: President Ezra Taft Benson, Source: "To the Home Teachers of the Church," Ensign, May 1987, 48; ht...Saved by mlsscaress in duty friend pleasure listen hometeaching care genuine visitingteaching concern reachout 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Sometimes, because of the pressures of the world around us, our service projects become self service projects rather than selfless service projects.

Selfless service projects are the projects of the gospel. They have continuity. They are not one-time special events based on entertainment and fun and games. They need not be regimented nor regulated. Selfless service projects are people-to-people projects. They are face-to-face, eye-to-eye, voice-to-ear, heart-to-heart, spirit-to-spirit, and hand-in-hand, people-to-people projects.

We must remember that we are social beings. Our eternal destiny is welded to the destiny of our fellows. Within this social system, there is always a desire for recognition, and this is as it should be, if that desire is kept within its bounds.
Author: Elder William R. Bradford, Source: “Selfless Service,” Ensign, Nov 1987, 75: http://www.lds.org/...Saved by mlsscaress in service selfless genuine bounds 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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