Neal A. Maxwell
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It is not the years but the changes that make us grow.
It is one of the ironies of religious history that many mortals err in their understanding of the nature of God and end up rejecting not the real God but their own erroneous and stereotypical image of God. Frequently this is because they have thought of God solely in terms of thunderings at Sinai without pondering substance.
It is our job to lift others up, not to size them up.
Letting off steam always produces more heat than light.
Looking for honest ways to lift one another would ... be more beneficial to our own self-esteem, for we would see more good in ourselves. We would cease to be so critical of our weaknesses and would find ways to allow our weaknesses to become strengths with God's help.
Of all the errors one could make, God's gospel plan is the wrong thing to be wrong about.
Our God does not indulge us, but He is merciful toward our weaknesses as He strives to tutor us.
Our little pebble of poor performance helps to start, or to sustain, an avalanche.
Patience helps us to view imperfections in others more generously to the end that we may learn to be more wise than they have been.
Patience is, therefore, clearly not fatalistic, shoulder-shrugging resignation; it is accepting a divine rhythm to life; it is obedience prolonged.