quotes tagged with 'privileges'

Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.

Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in politics rights good privileges citizens fruitful dwightdeisenhower 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Through the blessings of the priesthood, the Lord shows us that He is "no respecter of persons." In my travels, I usually have the chance to visit members in their homes. Some of those homes are very basic dwellings. At first I would say to myself: "Why am I blessed with a house that has electricity and plumbing when this family does not even have water near their home? Does the Lord love them less than He loves me?"


Then one day I sat in a temple next to a sister who lives in a humble house. I spent two hours at her side. I looked often into her beautiful eyes and saw the love of the Lord in them. As we finished our work in the temple, I had a powerful realization. In all of the eternal blessings, in all of our most important privileges and opportunities, we were equals. I had been "baptized unto repentance," and so had she. I had spiritual gifts, and so did she. I had the opportunity to repent, and so did she. I had received the Holy Ghost, and so had she. I had received temple ordinances, and so had she. If both of us had left this world together at that moment, we would have arrived equal before the Lord in our blessings and potential.


Priesthood blessings are the great equalizer. Those blessings are the same for men and women, for boys and girls; they are the same for married and single, rich and poor, for the intellectual and the illiterate, for the well-known and the obscure.

Author: Julie B. Beck , Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-602-3,0...Saved by mlsscaress in priesthood potential blessings opportunity repentance holyghost ordinances privileges equalizer 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]


Dear Missionaries:

Once I heard a speaker tell the following story:  A certain woman had long wanted to take a cruise and had saved her money to that end.  Finally the day came when she was able to purchase a ticket for the much desired voyage.

As she carefully planned for the trip, she said to herself, ”Of course it would be wonderful to eat in the dining room of the boat.  I won’t have money enough to eat all meals there, but I can take some cheese and cracker along for the first part of the trip, and then I can go to the dining room for the last meal.  I’ll have money enough for one meal on the boat.”

In high spirits the good woman set out for the thrilling experience of her first water trip.  At mealtime, after wistfully watching the other passengers file into the dining room, she would go off into some corner and eat her cheese and crackers, trying all the while not to be envious.

Then the last day arrived, and time for the final meal aboard ship.  She went in with the other passengers “to eat in style,” as she put it.

It was one of life’s big moments for her, and she lingered long to enjoy it.  When she has at last finished the meal, she sat patiently waiting for her check, but when none was presented to her, she beckoned the waiter and asked for it.

“Let me see your ticket, madam” said the waiter, and when she handed it to him, he gave it back with, “Madam, all your meals were included in the price of the ticket.”

Of that woman, without hesitation, we say:  Why didn’t she look at her ticket? Or why didn’t some other passenger tell her she could eat on the boat?”  But of ourselves what do we say?

Are we not all passengers on God’s big universal ocean liner?  In our ignorance of what our ticket includes, do we, like the woman in the story, eat “cheese and crackers”?



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Author: Emma Bown, Source: World Wide SupportSaved by dyejo in right mission cheese privileges cruise crackers 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

On that cold February day when the frozen ground was broken to start the work, Brigham Young spoke with characteristically poignant humor as he told the recent converts attending the ground dedication to not


 


be discouraged because they had not had all the privileges that many of the older members had had, of being robbed, and driven and mobbed and plundered of everything they had on earth, for he would promise all who would remain faithful, that they . . . should be proved in all things.

Author: Monte R. Swain, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=12337Saved by richardkmiller in persecution trial humor testing faithful privileges 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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