Quentin L. Cook
We should not let rationalizations get into the way of keeping the commandments. We should not let things take us away from the best choices. We need to rise above rationalizations and distractions.
Craig C. Christensen
A strong testimony will protect us from the sin and evil around us. The scriptures can strengthen our testimonies. A testimony is more like a tree than a light switch. We must have faith to obtain and maintain our testimonies.
Dean M. Davies
Carrying for the poor and needy is a fundamental gospel doctrine. We have a personal responsibility to care for the poor and needy. We should fast and give Fast Offerings. Even young people can be taught to fast.
Dieter F. Uctdorf
We must not judge others but look inwardly. We must see our own ills, then judge others. Many of us have a difficult time seeing ourselves. We must not blind ourselves to blessing and opportunities to improve ourselves. We need to be engaged in gospel principles. It is easy to creatively come up with excuses for not obeying the commandments. Does the Spirit of God dwell in our hearts? The gospel is the good news and helps us to become good.
Henry B. Eyring
The Lords plan for His work is filled with preparation. The Aaronic Priesthood exists as a priesthood preparation. We should show trust towards other priesthood holders.
Thomas S. Monson
A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder. We have been placed on earth in troubled times. We are strengthened by the truth. When we seek spiritual help, our rudder will not fail.