Brother Brigham: On Sunday Meetings

“[I]t may sometimes be just as good and profitable to stay at home as to come to meeting. . . . I do not believe that those who stay at home are, in many instances, any worse than those who come to meeting, nor that those who come to meeting are particularly better than those who stay at home. . . .

“If any of you feel that there is no life in your meetings . . . then it becomes your duty to go and instill life into that meeting, and do your part to produce an increase of the Spirit and the power of God in the meetings in your locality.”

– Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 10:349, 309 (quoted by Hugh Nibley in Educating the Saints)

“I always am uptight when somebody says, ‘You don’t understand Tony. . . I love the sinner, but I hate his sin.’ I’m sure you’ve heard that line over and over again. And my response is, ‘That’s interesting. Because that’s just the opposite of what Jesus says. Jesus never says, “Love the sinner, but hate his sin.” Jesus says, “Love the sinner and hate your own sin. And after you get rid of the sin in your own life, then you can begin talking about the sin in your brother or sister’s life.”’

– Pastor Tony Campolo, from http://www.upworthy.com/if-youve-heard-someone-say-love-the-sinner-hate-the-sin-you-should-share-this-with-them-5

When I behold Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and stars that You set in place, what is man that You have been mindful of him, mortal man that You have taken note of him, that You have made him little less than divine[.]

Psalms 8:4-6 (JPS)