Neal Maxwell

1926 -

A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on affliction

The Gospel will . . . bring comfort to the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell

Gospel guard rails.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on accidents, automobiles, consequences, defense, driving, fatherhood, gifts, god, mercy, mortality, pain, parenthood, principles, sons, suffering, teenage, and time

Some mistakenly misread the mercy and graciousness of God. For instance, some partial believers are always scolding God, or disregarding Him, because of the observable and lamentable consequences of our misuse of God's gift to us of moral agency. It is as if a teenage son, given his first car, promptly had an accident with resulting pain, suffering, and expense, and the errant son then railed at his father for permitting the suffering resulting from the son's misuse of the gift of the automobile. Granted, in defense of the analogy, mortal parents ought not to give youngsters automobiles too soon, and then only when they have provided wise counsel, driver training, and so on. But there still comes a time when, if they are ever to drive alone, trained teenagers must be left alone at the wheel. The principle is the same with us in the second estate.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.20-21, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on day

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Each day I see all about me the fruits of commandment-keeping.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on future and past

Do not let the future be held hostage by the past.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on corruption, daughters, divinity, god, love, mercy, power, prophets, salvation, sons, spirit, understanding, vices, and worth

. . . Our God is a God of love. He waits with open arms, and the unfolding of His merciful plan of salvation is not only therefore the mark of divine power but also the mark of God's relentless, redeeming love. It is a point well worth pondering because, among other reasons, it will help us to understand better why God, through the prophets, denounces sin and corruption in such scalding terms. He loves all of us, His spirit sons and daughters, but hates our vices. His denunciation of those vices may, if we are not careful, seem to obscure the enormous and perfect love He has for us.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.25-26, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on authority and character

The authority of example and considerations of character, unlike pudding, are not whipped up in an instant.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Meek and Lowly, p. 25., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on facts, faith, god, knowledge, and life

It is possible to know when, at least basically, we please God. In fact, Joseph Smith taught that one of the conditions of genuine faith is to have "an actual knowledge that the course of life which [one] is pursuing is according to [God's] will."

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: “Not My Will, But Thine”, page 126, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on fear and justice

Don't fear, just live right.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on endurance, experience, god, life, needs, observation, past, purpose, soul, time, trying, and value

There are also flat periods in life which may well be the periods during which-before new lessons come- the past lessons of life are allowed to seep, quietly and deeply, into the marrow of the soul. These outwardly flat periods, when enduring well may not seem very purposeful,, are probably the times when needed attitudinal alignments are quietly occurring. Trying to observe the slow shift from self-centeredness to empathy is like trying to watch grass grow. An experience is thus not only endured but also absorbed and perused, almost unconsciously, for its value. Such a process takes time. Therefore it is we, not God, who need more time.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: “Not My Will, But Thine”, page 124, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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