We covenant to “bear one another’s burdens, … mourn with those that mourn … , and comfort those that stand in need of comfort” (Mosiah 18:8–9).
Caring for those who have temporal needs is part of the work of salvation and exaltation). This responsibility applies to all members of the Church as they minister to one another.
We, as the Lord’s disciples, are taught to “love … and to serve one another” and to “succor those that stand in need of … succor” (Mosiah 4:15–16). We should strive to see others as the Savior sees them, understanding their unique strengths and needs. By doing this, each of us will be inspired to know how to minister to those who have needs including food, clothing, housing, education, employment, physical health, and emotional well-being.
I do not know all the reasons why the circumstances of birth, health, education, and economic opportunities vary so widely here in mortality, but when I see the want among so many, I do know that “there but for the grace of God go I.” I also know that although I may not be my brother’s keeper, I am my brother’s brother, and “because I have been given much, I too must give.” —Jeffrey R. Holland