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Each of us should apply that principle to our attitudes in attending church. Some say “I didn’t learn anything today” or “No one was friendly to me” or “I was offended” or “The Church is not filling my needs.” All those answers are self-centered, and all retard spiritual growth.


In contrast, a wise friend wrote:


“Years ago, I changed my attitude about going to church. No longer do I go to church for my sake, but to think of others. I make a point of saying hello to people who sit alone, to welcome visitors, . . . to volunteer for an assignment. . . . 


“In short, I go to church each week with the intent of being active, not passive, and making a positive difference in people’s lives. Consequently, my attendance at Church meetings is so much more enjoyable and fulfilling.”


All of this illustrates the eternal principle that we are happier and more fulfilled when we act and serve for what we give, not for what we get.

Author: Elder Dallin H. Oaks , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1032-29,00....Saved by mlsscaress in happiness worship give purpose service friendship effort growth sunday act intent unselfish fulfilling 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I know this now. Every man gives his life for what he believes.
Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes
people believe in little or nothing, yet they give their lives to
that little or nothing. One life is all we have and we live it as
we believe in living it. And then it is gone. But to sacrifice what
you are and live without belief, that's more terrible than dying.

Author: Maxwell Anderson, Source: Joan of Arc (the play)Saved by mlsscaress in sacrifice life faith conviction joy intent seriousness significance 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
As long as it is admitted that the law may be diverted from its true purpose -- that it may violate property instead of protecting it -- then everyone will want to participate in making the law, either to protect himself against plunder or to use it for plunder.
Author: Frederic Bastiat, Source: The Law, p. 18Saved by cboyack in control liberty government socialism power law purpose intent violation plunder robbery 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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