“Brothers and sisters, there are going to be times in our lives when someone else gets an unexpected blessing or receives some special recognition. May I plead with us not to be hurt—and certainly not to feel envious—when good fortune comes to another person? We are not diminished when someone else is added upon. We are not in a race against each other to see who is the wealthiest or the most talented or the most beautiful or even the most blessed. The race we are really in is the race against sin, and surely envy is one of the most universal of those.” — Jeffrey R. Holland
Believe in yourself, and believe in Him. Don’t demean your worth or denigrate your contribution. Above all, don’t abandon your role in the chorus. Why? Because you are unique; you are irreplaceable. The loss of even one voice diminishes every other singer in this great mortal choir of ours, including the loss of those who feel they are on the margins of society or the margins of the Church. — Jeffrey R. Holland
“Love is a fragile thing, and some elements in life can try to break it. Much damage can be done if we are not in tender hands, caring hands. To give ourselves totally to another person, as we do in marriage, is the most trusting step we take in any human relationship. It is a real act of faith—faith all of us must be willing to exercise. If we do it right, we end up sharing everything—all our hopes, all our fears, all our dreams, all our weaknesses, and all our joys—with another person.” #JeffreyHolland#HowdoILoveThee#trustingstep#stilltheone
If you are endowed, go to the #temple as often as your circumstances allow. Remember that the temple arms you “with [God’s] power, … [puts His] glory … round about [you], and [gives His] angels … charge over [you].” And when you leave the temple, #remember the #symbols you take with you, never to be set aside or forgotten. — Jeffrey R. Holland
Bradford and I have agreed that strengthening our faith is going to take priority as we embark on a new journey in two weeks. We are both nervous but excited for what we hope is the first pages of a new chapter in our lives. I broke down in tears when I saw this quote. Prayers and good vibes appreciated. 💜💙 #jeffreyholland
As those battling something like alcoholism know, the pull of proximity can be fatal. So too in #moral matters. Like Joseph in the presence of Potiphar’s wife, just #run --run as far away as you can get from whatever or whoever it is that beguiles you. And please, when #fleeing the scene of #temptation , do not leave a forwarding address. — Jeffrey R. Holland
One of my favorite talks by Jeffrey R. Holland! I thought I'd share a talk that is one of many that have inspired me!
"We came to earth to face issues of mortality in the form of trials, temptations, disease, and death. It is essential for us to face personal struggles because opposition is a crucial part of Father’s plan. I suppose everybody will have some kind of an experience where they say, “I’m never going to be happy again.”
"Well, we are going to be happy again. That is also a part of the plan. It’s the very nature of it. Hang on and hope. Never lose faith in your Father in Heaven, who loves you more than you can comprehend. Never, ever doubt His love for you. Hold fast to the Atonement. Believe in miracles. When you’ve done all you can do, endure to the end. And remember, hope is never lost.
"Broken minds can be healed just the way broken bones and broken hearts are healed. While God is at work making those repairs, the rest of us can help by being merciful, nonjudgmental, and kind." —Jeffrey R. Holland
As a #NewYear begins and we try to benefit from a proper view of what has gone before, I plead with you not to dwell on #days now gone nor to yearn vainly for #yesterdays , however good those yesterdays may have been. The #past is to be learned from but not lived in. We look back to claim the embers from glowing experiences but not the ashes. And when we have learned what we need to learn and have brought with us the #best that we have experienced, then we look ahead and #remember that #faith is always pointed toward the #future . Faith always has to do with #blessings and #truths and #events that will yet be efficacious in our lives. — Jeffrey R. Holland
If you do, your #chance to find #joy in unexpected #moments , to find #peace in unexpected places, to find the help of #angels when you didn’t even know they knew you existed, #improves exponentially. — Jeffrey R. Holland