Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Desire

“Desire denotes a real longing or craving.  Hence, righteous desires are much more than passive preferences or fleeting feelings.  Of course our genes, circumstances, and environments matter very much, and they shape us significantly.  Yet there remains an inner zone in which we are sovereign, unless we abdicate.  In this zone lies the essence of our individuality and our personal accountability.”  Elder Neil A. Maxwell