If you have made them and broken them, repent and repair them. Let individuals grow. 20.5k members in the inspiration community. Our hear Read about The Laborers in the Vineyard by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Then as they gather for their payment, they are stunned to receive the same as all the others! Even if one of those grievances did not originate with you, it can end with you. The scripture says he came back a final time, “about the eleventh hour” (approximately 5:00 p.m.), and hired a concluding number. Jan 2, 2016 - Please listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit telling you right now, this very moment, that you should accept the atoning gift of the Lord Jesus Christ. Surely never had such compassion been seen in all their working days. Please listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit telling you right now, this very moment, that you should accept the atoning gift of the Lord Jesus Christ. Life can be tough; we all experience difficult obstacles at some point in our lives and to overcome … This is a story about God’s goodness, His patience and forgiveness, and the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a happy way to live. “Come boldly [to] the throne of grace,”3 and fall at the feet of the Holy One of Israel. Let me speak briefly to that concern. When I heard Jeffrey R. Holland’s talk about this, I fell in love with it even more. Newer posts → Jeffrey R. Holland from Laborers in the Vineyard. His concern is for the faith at which you finally arrive, not the hour of the day in which you got there. Yes! There is no dream that in the unfolding of time and eternity cannot yet be realized. Indeed, if there is any sympathy to be generated, it should at least initially be for the men not chosen who also had mouths to feed and backs to clothe. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen. Obviously we suffer a little when some misfortune befalls us, but envy requires us to suffer all good fortune that befalls everyone we know! This entry was posted in Atonement, Covenants, Jesus Christ, Quotes and tagged Jeffrey R Holland. It is a story about generosity and compassion. It is never too late so long as the Master of the vineyard says there is time. Immediately, those hired first were angry, saying, “These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.”1 When reading this parable, perhaps you, as well as those workers, have felt there was an injustice being done here. If you haven’t made them, make them. Furthermore, envy is a mistake that just keeps on giving. You were very happy to get the work, and I am very happy with the way you served. The race we are really in is the race against sin, and surely envy is one of the most universal of those. With each visit of the steward throughout the day, they always saw someone else chosen. So if you have made covenants, keep them. It is with that reading of the story that I feel the grumbling of the first laborers must be seen. So lesson number one from the Lord’s vineyard: coveting, pouting, or tearing others down does not elevate your standing, nor does demeaning someone else improve your self-image. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen. My beloved brothers and sisters, to those of you who have been blessed by the gospel for many years because you were fortunate enough to find it early, to those of you who have come to the gospel by stages and phases later, and to those of you—members and not yet members—who may still be hanging back, to each of you, one and all, I testify of the renewing power of God’s love and the miracle of His grace. The Laborers in the Vineyard 02 Jan 2021 by Goblusal Elder Jeffrey R. Holland speaks in the Saturday Afternoon Session of General Conference on March 31, 2012. Whether you are not yet of our faith or were with us once and have not remained, there is nothing in either case that you have done that cannot be undone. It is a story about grace. Which leads me to my third and last point. and arise from the dust … and be men.”5 Not always but often it is the men who choose not to answer the call to “come join the ranks.”6 Women and children frequently seem more willing. In light of the calls and releases the First Presidency has just announced, may I speak for all of us in saying we will remember and love always those who have served so faithfully, just as we immediately love and welcome those who now come into office. Here is Elder Holland’s talk for those of you who haven’t heard it or want to hear it again! Luck never seemed to be with some of them. Come and feast “without money and without price”4 at the table of the Lord. Which leads me to my third and last point. Converted to His Gospel through His Church, Coming to Ourselves: The Sacrament, the Temple, and Sacrifice in Service, Faith, Fortitude, Fulfillment: A Message to Single Parents, How to Obtain Revelation and Inspiration for Your Personal Life, Aaronic Priesthood: Arise and Use the Power of God, The Vision of Prophets regarding Relief Society: Faith, Family, Relief, Only upon the Principles of Righteousness. Let me speak briefly to that concern. 12:00 am MDT. We consume such precious emotional and spiritual capital clinging tenaciously to the memory of a discordant note we struck in a childhood piano recital, or something a spouse said or did 20 years ago that we are determined to hold over his or her head for another 20, or an incident in Church history that proved no more or less than that mortals will always struggle to measure up to the immortal hopes placed before them. Read about The Laborers in the Vineyard by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Yes! Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are ALWAYS there for us! Brothers and sisters, there are going to be times in our lives when someone else gets an unexpected blessing or receives some special recognition. May I plead with us not to be hurt—and certainly not to feel envious—when good fortune comes to another person? And what a reward there will be for that contribution when the Lord of the vineyard looks you in the eye and accounts are settled at the end of our earthly day. So be kind, and be grateful that God is kind. I especially make an appeal for husbands and fathers, priesthood bearers or prospective priesthood bearers, to, as Lehi said, “Awake! These last and most discouraged of laborers, hearing only that they will be treated fairly, accept work without even knowing the wage, knowing that anything will be better than nothing, which is what they have had so far. The majesty of your life, of your neighbor’s life, and of the gospel of Jesus Christ will be made manifest at the last day, even if such majesty is not always recognized by everyone in the early going. Even if one of those grievances did not originate with you, it can end with you. So if you have made covenants, keep them. 2012 General Conference). Is that hope? The majesty of your life, of your neighbor’s life, and of the gospel of Jesus Christ will be made manifest at the last day, even if such majesty is not always recognized by everyone in the early going. Jeffrey R. Holland. Even if you feel you are the lost and last laborer of the eleventh hour, the Lord of the vineyard still stands beckoning. I can hardly explain how much I love this quote. Elder Holland’s inventive interpretation of Matthew 20:1-16 constitutes another not-so-subtle disclosure that… The race we are really in is the race against sin (Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Laborers in the Vineyard,” Apr. The race we are really in is the race against sin, and surely envy is one of the most universal of those. There is no problem which you cannot overcome. He has reminded us that the crowning characteristic of … Don’t dwell on old issues or grievances—not toward yourself nor your neighbor nor even, I might add, toward this true and living Church. Our heartfelt thanks to every one of you. Don’t dwell on old issues or grievances—not toward yourself nor your neighbor nor even, I might add, toward this true and living Church. Is the fact that faith? – Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Laborers in the Vineyard ... (Jeffrey R. Holland, “Terror, Triumph, and a Wedding Feast,” CES Fireside, Sept. 12, 2004, 2-3) Posted in Faith, Prayer, Quotes, Trust Tagged Jeffrey R Holland, prayers Leave a comment Post navigation. But just at day’s close, the householder returns a surprising fifth time with a remarkable eleventh-hour offer! Indeed, if there is any sympathy to be generated, it should at least initially be for the men not chosen who also had mouths to feed and backs to clothe. Furthermore, envy is a mistake that just keeps on giving. Summary for the 182nd Annual General Conference, Converted to His Gospel through His Church, Coming to Ourselves: The Sacrament, the Temple, and Sacrifice in Service, Faith, Fortitude, Fulfillment: A Message to Single Parents, How to Obtain Revelation and Inspiration for Your Personal Life, Aaronic Priesthood: Arise and Use the Power of God, The Vision of Prophets regarding Relief Society: Faith, Family, Relief, Only upon the Principles of Righteousness, General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, They Spoke to Us: Making Conference Part of Our Lives, 182nd Annual General Conference Includes Leadership Changes in Seventy, Bishopric, and Relief Society, Audio and Video Back to 1971 Added to Conference Archives, Auxiliary Training Meetings Online in English and Spanish, New Information for Disability Specialists Added to LDS.org, International Art Exhibit Winners Announced, Exhibit Opens, “The Laborers in the Vineyard,” Ensign, May 2012, 31–33. So don’t hyperventilate about something that happened at 9:00 in the morning when the grace of God is trying to reward you at 6:00 in the evening—whatever your labor arrangements have been through the day. First of all it is important to note that no one has been treated unfairly here. Immediately, those hired first were angry, saying, “These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.”1 When reading this parable, perhaps you, as well as those workers, have felt there was an injustice being done here. If you didn’t work or farm or fish or sell, you likely didn’t eat. You were very happy to get the work, and I am very happy with the way you served. We are the Church of Jesus Christ, this is the truth, and He is our Great Eternal Head. It’s getting late. It really is a way that is happy live.”―Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Laborers within the Vineyard” “Let people repent. We consume such precious emotional and spiritual capital clinging tenaciously to the memory of a discordant note we struck in a childhood piano recital, or something a spouse said or did 20 years ago that we are determined to hold over his or her head for another 20, or an incident in Church history that proved no more or less than that mortals will always struggle to measure up to the immortal hopes placed before them. Do it for the sake of those who love you and are praying that you will respond. Leave a comment Post navigation How awestruck they must have been and how very, very grateful! So don’t hyperventilate about something that happened at 9:00 in the morning when the grace of God is trying to reward you at 6:00 in the evening—whatever your labor arrangements have been through the day. Don’t delay. This parable—like all parables—is not really about laborers or wages any more than the others are about sheep and goats. Labels: 12 Apostles, Apostle Holland, Church, General Conference, Gospel Message, Jeffrey R Holland, LDS Church, Leaders, Messages, Mormon, TheLdsLife. By Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. It’s getting late. As for the others, surely I am free to do what I like with my own money.” Then this piercing question to anyone then or now who needs to hear it: “Why should you be jealous because I choose to be kind?”. It is never too late so long as the Master of the vineyard says there is time. I wish to speak of the Savior’s parable in which a householder “went out early in the morning to hire labourers.” After employing the first group at 6:00 in the morning, he returned at 9:00 a.m., at 12:00 noon, and at 3:00 in the afternoon, hiring more workers as the urgency of the harvest increased. Do it for the sake of those who love you and are praying that you will respond. If you haven’t made them, make them. Jeffrey R. Holland was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 23, 1994. As the householder in the parable tells them (and I paraphrase only slightly): “My friends, I am not being unfair to you. And what a reward there will be for that contribution when the Lord of the vineyard looks you in the eye and accounts are settled at the end of our earthly day. It is not possible for you to sink lower than the infinite light of Christ’s Atonement shines. The Laborers in the Vineyard By Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Please listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit telling you right now, this very moment, that you should accept the atoning gift of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our heartfelt thanks to every one of you. Come and feast “without money and without price”4 at the table of the Lord. It is a story about generosity and compassion. This parable—like all parables—is not really about laborers or wages any more than the others are about sheep and goats. As the householder in the parable tells them (and I paraphrase only slightly): “My friends, I am not being unfair to you. 31 Mar 2012. Please listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit telling you right now, this very moment, that you should accept the atoning gift of the Lord Jesus Christ and enjoy the fellowship of His labor. May I plead with us not to be hurt—and certainly not to feel envious—when good fortune comes to another person? But just at day’s close, the householder returns a surprising fifth time with a remarkable eleventh-hour offer! You agreed on the wage for the day, a good wage. I seriously watched this like 5 times today. This parable—like all parables—is not really about laborers or wages any more than the others are about sheep and goats. It is a happy way to live. I do not know who in this vast audience today may need to hear the message of forgiveness inherent in this parable, but however late you think you are, however many chances you think you have missed, however many mistakes you feel you have made or talents you think you don’t have, or however far from home and family and God you feel you have traveled, I testify that you have not traveled beyond the reach of divine love. Surprisingly, all received the same wage in spite of the different hours of labor. If you have made them and broken them, repent and repair them. Don’t delay. The Laborers in the Vineyard By Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Please listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit telling you right now, this very moment, that you should accept the atoning gift of the Lord Jesus Christ. With each visit of the steward throughout the day, they always saw someone else chosen. Do it for your sake. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland speaks in the Saturday Afternoon Session of General Conference on March 31, 2012. So lesson number one from the Lord’s vineyard: coveting, pouting, or tearing others down does not elevate your standing, nor does demeaning someone else improve your self-image. His concern is for the faith at which you finally arrive, not the hour of the day in which you got there. You are paid in full. My beloved brothers and sisters, what happened in this story at 9:00 or noon or 3:00 is swept up in the grandeur of the universally generous payment at the end of the day. There is no problem which you cannot overcome. What a bright prospect that is—downing another quart of pickle juice every time anyone around you has a happy moment! The first workers agreed to the full wage of the day, and they received it. Bookmark the permalink. Whether you are not yet of our faith or were with us once and have not remained, there is nothing in either case that you have done that cannot be undone. It is with that reading of the story that I feel the grumbling of the first laborers must be seen. My beloved brothers and sisters, what happened in this story at 9:00 or noon or 3:00 is swept up in the grandeur of the universally generous payment at the end of the day. I hope that all of you can find the joy and light of this parable as much as I have. The truth Elder Holland extolls is real, it burns at our hearts and makes us want to get up and try again. First of all it is important to note that no one has been treated unfairly here. This is a story about God’s goodness, His patience and forgiveness, and the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jeffrey R. Holland, “Laborers in the Vineyard,” General Conference April 2012 Elder Larry R. Lawrence, “What Lack I Yet?” General Conference October 2015. At the time of this call, Elder Holland was serving as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy to which he had been called on April 1, 1989. I especially make an appeal for husbands and fathers, priesthood bearers or prospective priesthood bearers, to, as Lehi said, “Awake! The formula of faith is to hold on, work on, see it through, and let the distress of earlier hours—real or imagined—fall away in the abundance of the final reward. My beloved brothers and sisters, to those of you who have been blessed by the gospel for many years because you were fortunate enough to find it early, to those of you who have come to the gospel by stages and phases later, and to those of you—members and not yet members—who may still be hanging back, to each of you, one and all, I testify of the renewing power of God’s love and the miracle of His grace. Please listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit telling you right now, this very moment, that you should accept the atoning gift of the Lord Jesus Christ and enjoy the fellowship of His labor. We are not diminished when someone else is added upon. 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