Sunday, August 31, 2014

Little Things Matter...

Little Things Matter

Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.
Alma 37:6

Little things matter.  Those who inherit the highest degree of the celestial kingdom will be those who become partakers of the divine nature through regular attention to small things.  Walking to Missouri, offering to give one’s life for the faith, or baptizing a nation may not be the actions that will bring about the greatest good; it is, rather the little things—the smile, the gentle touch, the selfless gesture, the unanticipated compliment, the quiet response to an inner prompting to serve—that will bring about great good.  “Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work.  And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.  Behold the willing and obedient shall eat the good of the land of Zion in these last days: (D&C 64:33—34).  Zion is established: in process of time” (Moses 7:21), and the march to that holy city begins with a single step.

(When ye shall receive these things – Lloyd D. Newell and Robert L Millet)

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