David O. McKay

“Man soon learns that there is no one great thing that he can do to attain happiness or eternal life. He learns that life is made up, not of great sacrifices and duties but of little things, in which smiles and kindness and small obligations given habitually are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort.

“Spirituality, our true aim, is the consciousness of victory over self and of communion with the Infinite. Spirituality impels one to conquer difficulties and acquire more and more strength. To feel one’s faculties unfolding and truth expanding in the soul is one of life’s sublimest experiences” (Conference Report, October 1969, p. 8).