Quotes on Submissiveness

The spiritual submissiveness which is central to the blessings of the Atonement was well exemplified by Melissa Howes as she led her family in prayer a short while before her father died of cancer.  Melissa was only 9 and her father was 43.  Consider unselfish Melissa Howes’s pleading, in her own words as reported to me by her mother: “Heavenly Father, bless my daddy, and if you need to take him and need him more than us, you can have him.  We want him, but Thy will be done.  And please help us not to be mad at you” (letter from Christie Howes, 25 Feb. 1998). — Elder Neal A. Maxwell, “Testifying of the Great and Glorious Atonement,” Ensign, October 2000, p. 14