quotes tagged with 'peace', page 9
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.Author: George Washington, Source: Writings of George Washington, 30:491
Consider, for example, the Savior’s benediction upon his disciples even as he moved toward the pain and agony of Gethsemane and Calvary. On the very night of the greatest suffering the world will ever know, he said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: … Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).Author: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: The Message: Come and See. http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.j...
That may be one of the Savior’s commandments that is, even in the hearts of otherwise faithful Latter-day Saints, almost universally disobeyed; and yet I wonder whether our resistance to this invitation could be any more grievous to the Lord’s merciful heart.
I can tell you this as a parent. As concerned as I would be if one of my children were seriously troubled or unhappy or disobedient, nevertheless I would be infinitely more devastated if I felt that at such a time that child could not trust me to help, or should feel his or her interest were unimportant to me or unsafe in my care.
In that same spirit I am convinced that none of us can appreciate how deeply it wounds the loving heart of the Savior when he finds his people do not feel confident in his care or secure in his hands or trust in his commandments.
Sometimes we don’t recognize [revelations] when they come. We pray and pray and pray for wisdom and judgment and then we feel somewhat like we ought to go this particular direction. There was revelation there. The Lord answers these questions that you propose.Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball: htt...
What will be the language the Lord will use? Through the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Lord counseled Oliver Cowdery, who wondered about an answer to his prayers:
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, if you desire a further witness, cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart, that you might know concerning the truth of these things.
“Did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God?” (D&C 6:22–23.)
The real problem of the Christian life comes where people do not usually look for it. It comes the very moment you wake up each morning.Author: C.S. Lewis , Source: Mere Christianity, pg 170
All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all
back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in . And so
on, all day. Standing back from all you natural fussings and frettings; coming in out of the wind.
We are a warlike people, easily distracted from our assignment of preparing for the coming of the Lord. When enemies rise up, we commit vast resources to the fabrication of gods of stone and steel --ships, planes, missiles, fortifications -- and depend on them for protection and deliverance. When threatened, we become anti-enemy instead of pro-kingdom of God; we train a man in the art of war and call him a patriot, thus, in the manner of Satan's counterfeit of true patriotism, perverting the Savior's teaching:Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: http://www.lightplanet.com/mormons/conferences/other/kimball_f...
"Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
"That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 5:44-45.)
We forget that if we are righteous the Lord will either not suffer our enemies to come upon us -- and this is the special promise to the inhabitants of the land of the Americas (see 2 Ne. 1:7) -- or he will fight our battles for us (Exod. 14:14; D&C 98:37, to name only two references of many). This he is able to do...
Making a cup of green tea, I stop the war.Author: Paul Reps, Source: Stephen Levin, Healing into Life and Death, 1987, p. 284
Mothers who know do less. They permit less of what will not bear good fruit eternally. They allow less media in their homes, less distraction, less activity that draws their children away from their home. Mothers who know are willing to live on less and consume less of the world's goods in order to spend more time with their children—more time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing, and exemplifying. These mothers choose carefully and do not try to choose it all. Their goal is to prepare a rising generation of children who will take the gospel of Jesus Christ into the entire world. Their goal is to prepare future fathers and mothers who will be builders of the Lord's kingdom for the next 50 years.Author: Julie B. Beck , Source: "Mothers Who Know" October 2007 General Conference: http://www...
Author: James Madison, Source: Federalist Paper No. 45
The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the Federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; ... The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.
As I have listened to the women in the Stake, I have become concerned at the level of anxiety that is expressed over the many challenges and decisions facing them. I have become troubled over the lack of peace in their lives. It is starkly apparent to me that the amount of peace we have in our lives is in direct proportion to the amount of trust we have in the Savior. Peace will not come by fixing the apparently broken aspects of our lives. There will always be something in our lives that appears to be broken, because remember, that is the plan and we should not want it to be cut short before we reach perfection. Peace comes when we want it to. It comes because we let go our our control and hand it over to Him. It comes because we are constantly seeking the Holy Ghost and have tested its guidance sufficiently to not worry about the broken and undone aspects of our lives because we are attending to that which we are directed to attend. It comes because we know that the Atonement is constantly and persistently active in our lives because our hearts and desires are facing the right direction and because of this we do not panic over our weaknesses. It comes because in this state of being, our lives are sufficiently sensitive and aligned to permit the Holy Ghost to act as comforter as it is promised to us. It comes because we have that unique sense of time that has ultimate hope in the future, and has the capacity to accept each day as it passes. We make it happen as we trust the Savior.Author: Campbell Gray, Source: February 2. 2003 - Stake Conference
So, I leave you with this question;
Do we trust the Savior sufficiently to allow some things to be left undone in our lives?
I pray that we will trust in Him sufficiently to find peace.
Look at the entire world. Which countries contain the most peaceful, the most moral, and the happiest people? Those people are found in the countries where the law least interferes with private affairs; where government is least felt; where the individual has the greatest scope, and free opinion the greatest influence; where administrative powers are fewest and simplest; where taxes are lightest and most nearly equal, and popular discontent the least excited and the least justifiable; where individuals and groups most actively assume their responsibilities, and, consequently, where the morals of admittedly imperfect human beings are constantly improving; where trade, assemblies, and associations are the least restricted; where labor, capital, and populations suffer the fewest forced displacements; where mankind most nearly follows its own natural inclinations; where the inventions of men are most nearly in harmony with the laws of God; in short, the happiest, most moral, and most peaceful people are those who most nearly follow this principle: Although mankind is not perfect, still, all hope rests upon the free and voluntary actions of persons within the limits of right; law or force is to be used for nothing except the administration of universal justice.Author: Frederic Bastiat, Source: The Law, p. 73