- I would be a friend to the friendless and find joy in ministering to the needs of the poor.
- I would visit the sick and afflicted and inspire in them a desire for faith to be healed.
- I would teach the truth to the understanding and blessing of all mankind.
- I would seek out the erring one and try to win him back to a righteous and a happy life.
- I would not seek to force people to live up to my ideals but rather love them into doing the thing that is right.
- I would live with the masses and help to solve their problems that their earth life may be happy.
- I would avoid the publicity of high positions and discourage the flattery of thoughtless friends.
- I would not knowingly wound the feelings of any, not even one who may have wronged me, but would seek to do him good and make him my friend.
- I would overcome the tendency to selfishness and jealousy and rejoice in the successes of all the children of my Heavenly Father.
- I would not be an enemy to any living soul.
- Knowing that the Redeemer of mankind has offered to the world the only plan that will fully develop us and make us really happy here and hereafter, I feel it not only a duty but also a blessed privilege to disseminate this truth.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Spiritually Saving: President George Albert Smith's "Personal Creed"
" When he was 34 years old, George Albert Smith made a list of resolutions that he called his “personal creed”—11 ideals that he committed to live by: