Tuesday, January 15, 2008

You Don't Have To Do It All

"...In the work of redeeming the dead there are many tasks to be performed...all members should participate by prayerfully selecting those ways that fit their personal circumstances at a particular time...Members of this church have many individual circumstances — age, health, education, place of residence, family responsibilities, financial circumstances, accessibility to sources for individual or library research, and many others. If we encourage members in this work without taking these individual circumstances into account, we may do more to impose guilt than to further the work...Our effort is not to compel everyone to do everything, but to encourage everyone to do something."

-- Elder Dallin H. Oaks

(Read the rest of the article here.)


  1. I love the crux of that quote--not compelling one person to do everything, but encouraging everyone to do something. That goes for so many things...