Area leaders for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada express their wishes for a peaceful and joyful 2016. They encourage us to extend unconditional love to all and to look to the Saviour’s Atonement as a source of renewal and change.
'If we are on the Lord’s side—if we love Him more than the world—it will be reflected in our daily living.' [Elder Donald L. Hallstrom]
'If you love me, do it my way because it is the right way.'
“The sound of that trickling water may beckon to you, but don't give into that call.”
It may seem as if this advice is too simple for these deep-rooted problems, but the Golden Rule does work and will work because it comes from God.
With the Lord's intervention, the blessings of ancestry and posterity would be preserved.
“…we will not fully enjoy the gospel of Jesus Christ unless we share it.”
“...I perceive that ye are in the path which leads to the kingdom of God”
“We perhaps need to snatch happiness in little pieces, learning to recognize the elements of happiness and then treasuring them while they last.”
In recent ponderings, my thoughts have been turned to the Saviour’s charge
“He that is not against us is for us.” (Luke 9:50)
Stories of Jesus can have a powerful effect on us as we allow His mercy to penetrate our hearts.