“Latter-day Saint Voices: Doing What the Lord Expects,” Liahona, Feb. 2001, 30–35
We are sons and daughters of God. The implications of this fact are profound. Because “there is something of divinity within” each of us, President Gordon B. Hinckley explains, we have the power to “walk on a higher plane … , believing in [our]selves and in [our] capacity to act for good in the world and make a difference.” Our lives become energized by the knowledge that if we live up to the expectations our Heavenly Father has of us, He will keep His promises to us (see D&C 82:10). So what does He expect of us? President Hinckley explains: “He expects us to develop in our hearts and lives a profound love for the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior and the Redeemer of the world. That will find its best expression in the service which we give to others” (“Words of the Living Prophet,” Liahona, February 2001, 28–29). As the following stories demonstrate, our love for the Savior is often expressed in quiet, unassuming ways as we attempt to make a difference—in the lives of others as well as in our own.