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"A Living Faith"Stuart Jones “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson “I have many memories of my boyhood. Anticipating Sunday dinner was one of them. Just as we children hovered at our so-called starvation level and sat anxiously at the table, with the aroma of roast beef filling the room, Mother would say to me, ‘ Tommy, before we eat, take this plate I’ ve prepared down the street to Old Bob and hurry back.’ I would run down to Bob’ s house and then wait anxiously as his aged feet brought him eventually to the door. Then I would hand him the plate of food. He would present to me the clean plate from the previous Sunday and offer me a dime as pay for my services. My answer was always the same: ‘ I can’ t accept the money. My mother would tan my hide.’ He would then say, ‘ My boy, you have a wonderful mother. Tell her thank you.’ I remember, too, that Sunday dinner always seemed to taste a bit better after I had returned from my errand.”-Thomas S. Monson Jesus expects His followers to help others who are less fortunate. The Bible teaches this simple concept over and over. We serve God by serving others and we show love by serving others. Jesus Himself said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34 (NIV)