Monday, August 25, 2008

Inspirational Thought

"Provident living requires us to develop proper attitudes—a willingness to forego luxuries, to avoid excess, and to fully use what we have—learning to live within our means.

Unrestricted by programs and projects, bricks and mortar, the Lord’s real storehouse is indeed in the homes and the hearts of His people. As the members of the Church follow the counsel to become self-reliant, they represent an immense pool of resources, knowledge, skills, and charity available to help one another. This storehouse, the Lord has said, is “for the poor of my people, … to advance the cause, which ye have espoused, to the salvation of man, and to the glory of your Father who is in heaven.” (D&C 78:3–4.)"

Robert D. Hales, “Welfare Principles to Guide Our Lives: An Eternal Plan for the Welfare of Men’s Souls,” Ensign, May 1986, 28


Anonymous said...

The important part of this quote describes not the tangible essentials like food and other household goods, but the entire range of intangible resources we often overlook. Our knowledge, our skills, charity, and willingness to show up and be counted. You don't have to wear a yellow Mormon Helping Hands vest/t-shirt, just show up and be willing to pitch in wherever you are.