God has always asked his people to sacrifice. It is a fundamental principle that appears throughout the scriptures and Judeo-Christian theology; steaming all the way back to Adam who gave sacrifice on an alter.
I “continue to act upon the doctrines [I] know are true” – Bonnie L. Oscarson
I “follow the Savior [and] will keep His commandments” – Dallin H. Oaks
“be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
I “choose to put myself where I [feel] the joy of forgiveness through the Lord’s Atonement” – Henry B. Eyring
It is my “privilege through the years to visit and teach many individuals” – Thomas S. Monson