Thursday, April 3, 2014

Meekness, Pride, and Taking Counsel

I am reading another Neal A. Maxwell Book, called Meek and Lowly. Heads up for a round of quotable Maxwell quotes.

In moments of truth, when meekness matters, other forces, including pride, flow into the chemistry of that moment. Take, for instance, the matter of receiving correct counsel, whether given by a spouse, a family member, a friend, or a church leader. Often the counsel, even when spoken in love, is resisted by the recipient who--chained by pride--focuses instead upon the imperfections of the person giving the counsel.

In another situation, the recipient may have much pride in the position he or she has already taken and refuse to deny himself or herself the continuation of that conduct, lifestyle, or attitude, which denial is at the heart of the solution. However, those who fear losing face cannot have His image in their countenances. (Alma 5:14.)

-Meek and Lowly, p. 57, emphasis added.

Oh my do I love this quote. Witty, poignant, classic.

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