Monday, March 16, 2009

Two Quotes from Ward Conference

Here are two notable quotes that came from our stake president yesterday, both from Hugh Nibley.

Can I be counted among the righteous?

Brother Nibley asks the question, "What defines a righteous man?" His answer, "Anyone who is repenting. No matter how bad he has been, if he is repenting he is a righteous man. There is hope for him. And no matter how good he has been all his life, if he is not repenting, he is a wicked man. The difference is which way you are facing. The man on the top of the stairs facing down is much worse off than the man on the bottom step who is facing up."

Am I making a difference?

"In reality, we can only make a difference if we are different. Indeed, disciples of Christ are to stand in stark contrast to those who conform, concede, and thereby compromise."

2 comments:

JeJim said...

It is my deep desire to make a difference in the lives of others. (Heaven knows... I am DIFFERENT!) The messages that shared Sunday truly made a difference to me!

Sarah said...

I REALLY like these, especially the first quote! It brings hope to the 'worst' of sinners and humility to the 'least'!