"I would hope that we would strive always to be considerate and to be sensitive to the thoughts and feelings and circumstances of those around us. Let us not demean or belittle. Rather, let us be compassionate and encouraging. We must be careful that we do not destroy another person’s confidence through careless words or actions."

Thomas S. Monson, “Love—the Essence of the Gospel”, General Conference April 2014

"As the wise virgins emphasized properly, each of us must “buy for ourselves.” These inspired women were not describing a business transaction; rather, they were emphasizing our individual responsibility to keep our lamp of testimony burning and to obtain an ample supply of the oil of conversion. This precious oil is acquired one drop at a time—“line upon line [and] precept upon precept”, patiently and persistently. No shortcut is available; no last-minute flurry of preparation is possible.
“Wherefore, be faithful, praying always, having your lamps trimmed and burning, and oil with you, that you may be ready at the coming of the Bridegroom”."

David A. Bednar, “Converted Into the Lord”. General Conference, October 2012

"We must remember that those mortals we meet in parking lots, offices, elevators, and elsewhere are that portion of mankind God has given us to love and to serve. It will do us little good to speak of the general brotherhood of mankind if we cannot regard those who are all around us as our brothers and sisters."

Spencer W. Kimball, “The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball”, ed. Edward L. Kimball (1982), 483.


There are many attributes which are manifestations of love, such as kindness, patience, selflessness, understanding, and forgiveness. In all our associations, these and other such attributes will help make evident the love in our hearts.

Usually our love will be shown in our day-to-day interactions one with another. All important will be our ability to recognize someone’s need and then to respond.


Thomas S. Monson, “Love—the Essence of the Gospel”, General Conference April 2014

"Two guiding questions can be helpful as we periodically and prayerfully assess our load: “Is the load I am carrying producing the spiritual traction that will enable me to press forward with faith in Christ on the strait and narrow path and avoid getting stuck? Is the load I am carrying creating sufficient spiritual traction so I ultimately can return home to Heavenly Father?” … Because our individual load needs to generate spiritual traction, we should be careful to not haul around in our lives so many nice but unnecessary things that we are distracted and diverted from the things that truly matter most."

David A. Bednar, “Bear up their Burdens with Ease”, General Conference April 2014

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"Always be ready to receive the gentle tug of the Spirit."

L. Tom Perry, General Conference April 2014

"The more connected we feel to our righteous forefathers, the more likely we are to make wise and righteous choices."

William R. Walker, General Conference April 2014

"It would be a wonderful thing if every Latter-Day Saint knew the conversion story of their ancestors."

William R. Walker, General Conference April 2014