quotes tagged with 'sunday'
Author: Elder Dallin H. Oaks , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1032-29,00....
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.
Sunday is the core of our civilization, dedicated to thought and reverence.Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Source: Unknown
If we were looking for some program to cure all of the problems that presently beset our world, we might well find it by properly observing the Sabbath day. The importance of the Sabbath is prefigured in the account of creation. In programming the seven creative periods, God set aside the seventh day as his Sabbath. And then in our interests he especially blessed and hallowed this one day out of each week, which he ordained to be our Sabbath day. And what a magnificent day it is when it is used as he intended.Author: Sterling W. Sill, Source: Conference Report, October 1969, p.16
Much of the sorrow and distress that is afflicting and will continue to afflict mankind is traceable to the fact that they have ignored [God's] admonition to keep the Sabbath day holy.Author: George Albert Smith, Source: Conference Report, October 1935, p. 120