How wonderful it is…

Anne Frank  was a Jewish victim of the Holocaust.  In July of 1942, her family went into hiding in the hidden rooms of Anne’s father, Otto Frank’s, office building. After hiding for two years, they were discovered and transported to concentration camps. Anne Frank and her sister, Margot, were eventually transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they both died of typhus in March 1945.

With that stark introduction, I would like to share one of my favorite quotes from her.  Anne writes:

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

I feel Anne Frank is talking about Charity.   Nothing we do makes much of a difference if we do not have charity.  This, I believe.  With my whole heart.  Because charity breeds love.  And love is an emotion that often motivates us in what we do.  Every human being deserves to be loved.  Regardless or race, faith, appearance or whatever else.  In circumstances–where life is particularly difficult–there is always a way to make it better.  Maybe not always by improving our situation but looking to improve others.  Here is a short clip by Elder Wirthlin, a special witness of Jesus Christ.  He has passed away now, but Elder Nelson supported him so he could relay this important message. 

Having pure charity and love for others can set us apart from the world and we can show that we truly love God.   For that is the Great Commandment.  If we seek opportunities to serve, I know it can change us; our hearts will become pure and we will have no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually (Mosiah 5:2). 

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”


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