Friday, July 8, 2011

The Benevolent Practice of Sacrifice

"The purpose, promises, and principles that reinforce our work of caring for the poor and needy extend far beyond the bounds of mortality. This sacred work is not only to benefit and bless those who suffer or are in need. As sons and daughters of God, we cannot inherit the full measure of eternal life without being fully invested in caring for each other while we are here on earth. It is in the benevolent practice of sacrifice and giving of ourselves to other that we learn the celestial principles of sacrifice and consecration."

- Bishop H. David Burton, "The Sanctifying Work of Welfare," Ensign, May 2011, pp. 81-82