THREE Powerful Quotes from Elder Christofferson's talk at Ensign College

On June 15th, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints spoke to Ensign College students and taught them the importance of work. We gathered three powerful quotes from his talk:


1) Heavenly Father Himself declared, “This is my work and my glory — to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man”


2) “Talk about meaningful work! Talk about upward mobility and making life better for others! God’s success in His work is clearly earned, and in the category of earned success, we would most definitely include the Atonement and Resurrection of His Only Begotten Son, our Redeemer Jesus Christ. It is not coincidental that God’s work goes under the title of the Plan of Happiness.”


3) “Virtue carried to an extreme ceases to be a virtue. As President Dallin H. Oaks has observed, our strengths can become our downfall if they are unbalanced by other strengths or carried to the extreme.”


Elder Christofferson warned the dangers of "workism" and quoted commentator Derek Thompson, saying:


“to make work and success in work the centerpiece of one’s life is also to risk submitting one’s worth to the vagaries of the market” and “workism is a religion that will make most of its adherents miserable.”


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