Neal-A-Maxwell-Mormon“Real hope keeps us ‘anxiously engaged’ in good causes even when these appear to be losing causes on the mortal scoreboard. Likewise, real hope is much more than wishful musing. It stiffens, not slackens, the spiritual spine. Hope is serene, not giddy, eager without being naïve, and pleasantly steady without being smug. Hope is realistic anticipation which takes the form of a determination – not only to survive adversity but, moreover, to ‘endure … well’ to the end.”
– Neal A. Maxwell


Neal-A-Maxwell-Mormon“Our everyday usage of the word hope includes how we “hope” to arrive at a certain destination by a certain time. We “hope” the world economy will improve. We “hope” for the visit of a loved one. Such typify our sincere but proximate hopes. Life’s disappointments often represent the debris of our failed, proximate hopes. Instead, however, I speak of the crucial need for ultimate hope. Ultimate hope is a different matter. It is tied to Jesus and the blessings of the great Atonement, blessings resulting in the universal Resurrection and the precious opportunity provided thereby for us to practice emancipating repentance, making possible what the scriptures call ‘ aperfect brightness of hope’
– Neal A. Maxwell


dieter-f-uchtdorf-large“Though we may not understand why certain things happen or why certain prayers go unanswered, we can know that in the end everything will make sense.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf



henry-b-eyring-largeIf we have faith in Jesus Christ, the hardest as well as the easiest times in life can be a blessing. In all conditions, we can choose the right with the guidance of the Spirit. We have the gospel of Jesus Christ to shape and guide our lives if we choose it. And with prophets revealing to us our place in the plan of salvation, we can live with perfect hope and a feeling of peace. We never need to feel that we are alone or unloved in the Lord’s service because we never are. We can feel the love of God. The Savior has promised angels on our left and our right to bear us up. And He always keeps His word.”
– Henry B. Eyring


jeffrey-r-holland-large“Live by faith, hold fast to hope, and show compassion to one another.”
– Jeffrey R. Holland