Why is it important to serve others?
July 2011

“Why is it important to serve others?” Friend, July 2011, 7

Special Witness

Why is it important to serve others?

From “Unselfish Service,” Ensign, May 2009, 93–96.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some thoughts on this subject.

In partaking of the sacrament each week, we witness our commitment to serve the Lord and our fellowmen.

Our Savior gave Himself in unselfish service. He taught that each of us should follow Him by denying ourselves of selfish interests in order to serve others.

We are happier and more fulfilled when we act and serve for what we give, not for what we get.

Jesus taught that we who follow Him should be precious and unique, to shine forth to all men.

Illustrations by Steve Kropp