Charity

LDS Quotes on Charity

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Because love is the great commandment, it ought to be at the center of all and everything we do in our own family, in our Church callings, and in our livelihood. Love is the healing balm that repairs rifts in personal and family relationships. It is the bond that unites families, communities, and nations. Love is the power that initiates friendship, tolerance, civility, and respect. It is the source that overcomes divisiveness and hate. Love is the fire that warms our lives with unparalleled joy and divine hope. Love should be our walk and our talk.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  The Love of God, Ensign, Nov 2009, 21–24

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“Above all the attributes of godliness and perfection, charity is the one most devoutly to be desired. Charity is more than love, far more; it is everlasting love, perfect love, the pure love of Christ which endureth forever. It is love so centered in righteousness that the possessor has no aim or desire except for the eternal welfare of his own soul and for the souls of those around him.”

Bruce R. McConkie  |  Mormon Doctrine, p. 121

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“The things we hope for lead us to faith, while the things we hope in lead us to charity. The three qualities faith, hope, and charity working together, grounded on the truth and light of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, lead us to abound in good works.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  The Infinite Power of Hope, Ensign, Nov 2008, 21–24

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“We need to learn, practice, study, know and understand how angels live with each other. When this community comes to the point to be perfectly honest and upright, you will never find a poor person; none will lack, all with have sufficient. Every man, woman, and child will have all they need just as soon as they all become honest. When the majority of the community are dishonest, it maketh the honest portion poor, for the dishonest serve and enrich themselves at their expense.”

Brigham Young  |  Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 232

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Elder Jeffery R. Holland of the LDS church

We obtain a remission of our sins by pleading to God, who compassionately responds, but we retain a remission of our sins by compassionately responding to the poor who plead to us.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland  |  Are We Not all Beggars

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“One may have many talents and knowledge but never acquire wisdom because he does not learn to be compassionate with his fellow man. We will never approach godliness until we learn to love and lift. Indifference to others and their plight denies us life’s sweetest moments of joy and service.”

Marvin J. Ashton  |  “The Measure Of Our Hearts,” General Conference, October 1988

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Elder Jeffery R. Holland of the LDS church

Although I may not be my brother’s keeper, I am my brother’s brother…

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland  |  Are We Not All Beggars?

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“The attributes of the Savior, as we perceive them, are not a script to be followed or list to be checked off. They are interwoven characteristics, added one to another, which develop in us in interactive ways. In other words, we cannot obtain one Christlike characteristic without also obtaining and influencing others. As one characteristic becomes strong, so do many more.”

Elder Robert D. Hales  |  Becoming a Disciple of Our Lord Jesus Christ

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“Indolent and unworthy the beggar may be—but that is not your concern: It is better, said Joseph Smith, to feed ten impostors than to run the risk of turning away one honest petition.”

Hugh Nibley  |  Approaching Zion

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“Benevolence in its fullest sense is the sum of moral excellence, and comprehends every other virtue. It is the motive that prompts us to do good to others and leads us to live our life for Christ’s sake. All acts of kindness . . . of forgiveness, of charity, of love, spring from this divine attribute.”

David O. McKay  |  “Christ, the Light of Humanity,” Improvement Era, June 1968, 4.

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