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They are two eternal ideals that appear to contradict one another.Is there no way for justice to be fully served, and mercy also? The law of justice can be fully satisfied and mercy can be fully extended—but it takes someone else. Unless there is a mediator, unless we have a friend, the full weight of justice untempered, unsympathetic, must, positively must fall on us.

I hope that you mothers will realize that when all is said and done, you have no more compelling responsibility, nor any laden with greater rewards, than the nurture you give your children in an environment of security, peace, companionship, love and motivation to grow and do well.” “With so much of sophistry that is passed off as truth, with so much of deception concerning standards and values, with so much of allurement and enticement to take on the slow stain of the world, we have felt to warn and forewarn.There is, however, a far more common ailment among us—and that is pride from the bottom looking up.It is manifest in so many ways, such as faultfinding, gossiping, backbiting, murmuring, living beyond our means, envying, coveting, withholding gratitude and praise that might lift another, and being unforgiving and jealous.” “The proud depend upon the world to tell them whether they have value or not.He has the power, but it’s our test.” By Jeffrey R. 12, 1988 BYU devotional address Note: Elder Holland gave this address on human intimacy before he was called to the Twelve.Notable quotes: “In this latter sense, human intimacy is a sacrament, a very special kind of symbol.

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