For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. - Matt. 5:46-48.

"Brothers and sisters, pray for the critics of the Church; love your enemies," urged President Spencer W. Kimball in April 1980 general conference.

"Keep the faith and stay on the straight and narrow path. Use wisdom and judgment in what you say and do so that we do not give cause to others to hold the Church or its people in disrepute. Do not be surprised or dismayed if trials and challenges come upon us.

"This work, which Satan seeks in vain to tear down, is that which God has placed on earth to lift mankind up!"