Friday, February 1, 2008
True Greatness from President Hunter
"There are some among us who are unhappy with their lives because they have wanted to achieve a measure of greatness in this life but now feel they have failed in some fundamental way. . . . "[Joseph F.Smith wrote:] 'Those things which we call extraordinary,remarkable, or unusual may make history, but they do not make real life. " 'After all, to do well those things which God ordained to be the common lot of all mankind, is the truest greatness. To be asuccessful father or a successful mother is greater than to be a successful general or a successful statesman.' (Juvenile Instructor, 15 Dec. 1905,p. 752.) . . . "True greatness is never a result of a chance occurrence or a one-time effort or achievement. It requires the development of character. It requires a multitude of correct decisions for the everyday choices between good and evil."