Thomas S. Monson Quotes (displaying: 1 - 10 of 191 quotes)
Born in a stable, cradled in a manger, He came forth from heaven to live on earth as mortal man and to establish the kingdom of God. During His earthly ministry, He taught men the higher law. His glorious gospel reshaped the thinking of the world. He blessed the sick. He caused the lame to walk, the blind to see, the deaf to hear. He even raised the dead to life. To us He has said,?Come, follow me? As we seek Christ, as we find Him, as we follow Him, we shall have the Christmas spirit, not for one fleeting day each year, but as a companion always. We shall learn to forget ourselves. We shall turn our thoughts to the greater benefit of others.
Finding the real joy of Christmas comes not in the hurrying and the scurrying to get more done, nor is it found in the purchasing of gifts. We find real joy when we make the Savior the focus of the season. We can keep Him in our thoughts and in our lives as we go about the work He would have us perform here on earth. At this time, particularly, let us follow His example as we love and serve our fellowman.
Anxiously you ask, 'Is there a way to safety? Can someone guide me? Is there an escape from threatened destruction?' The answer is a resounding yes! I counsel you: Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue. It beckons through the storms of life. It calls, 'This way to safety; this way to home.
The desire to lift, the willingness to help, and the graciousness to give come from a heart filled with love. The poet wrote,?Love is the most noble attribute of the human soul? And William Shakespeare cautioned,?They do not love who do not show their lov? (Two Gentlemen of Verona, act 1, sc. 2, line 31).
For those of us who remember dial telephones and manual typewriters, toda?s technology is more than merely amazing. Also evolving at a rapid rate has been the moral compass of society. Behaviors which once were considered inappropriate and immoral are now not only tolerated but also viewed by ever so many as acceptabl?Although the world has changed, the laws of God remain constant. They have not changed; they will not change. The Ten Commandments are just tha?commandments. They are not suggestions. They are every bit as requisite today as they were when God gave them to the children of Israel.