Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you . . . , that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. - John 15:16
"Considerations of Church position and title are also of little consequence to Latter-day Saints whose eyes are directed toward God's glory," Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Seventy said during the October 1989 general conference.
"Their concern is focused on the opportunities for service that Church callings present, rather than on gaining personal notoriety. Such members, who serve competently and quietly, regardless of whether they are the
highest' or theleast' in the kingdom, are probably those that the Apostle Paul had in mind when he wrote, `And those members of the body
meaning the ChurchT, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour.' (1 Cor. 12:23.)
"When our eyes are fixed on God's glory, we feel the majesty of His creations and the grand scope of His work on this earth. We feel humble to be participants in His Latter-day kingdom. If we pause and quietly reflect on our role in all of this, we will come to know that placing our egos and our vain ambitions on the sacrificial altar is one of the most important offerings we can ever make."