Seeking “honor and celebrity” is celebrated by the world, but Elder Uchtdorf warns it can be compared to the trade of Esau. What can you do to follow the example of the Savior to “serve others humbly?”
33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
Seeking honor and celebrity in the Church at the expense of true and humble service toward others is the trade of Esau. We may receive an earthly reward, but it comes at great cost—the loss of heavenly approbation.
Let us follow the example of our Savior, who was meek and lowly, who sought not the praise of men but to do the will of His Father.
Let us serve others humbly—with energy, gratitude, and honor. Even though our acts of service may seem lowly, modest, or of little value, those who reach out in kindness and compassion to others will one day know the value of their service by the eternal and blessed grace of Almighty God.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf