The Lord’s Disciples Should Be Willing to Sacrifice All Things for Him

Doctrine and Covenants 103:27–28

27 Let no man be afraid to lay down his life for my sake; for whoso layeth down his life for my sake shall find it again.
28 And whoso is not willing to lay down his life for my sake is not my disciple.

President James E. Faust wrote:

“True followers of the Savior should be prepared to lay down their lives, and some have been privileged to do so. . . . The Doctrine and Covenants counsels us, ‘Let no man be afraid to lay down his life for my sake; for whoso layeth down his life for my sake shall find it again. And whoso is not willing to lay down his life for my sake is not my disciple’ (D&C 103:27–28). For most of us, however, what is required is not to die for the Church, but to live for it. The price of discipleship may mean leaving behind many things. Some have learned how dear a price it is to leave loved ones in order to be baptized. . . . Living a Christlike life every day may for many be even more difficult than laying down one’s life.”

(To Reach Even unto You [1990], 114–15.)

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