Saturday, June 28, 2008

Thought of the day.

Parents can teach best by example.

President Brigham Young instructed parents by saying:
" 'If each and every one of us who are parents will reflect upon the responsibilities devolving upon us, we shall come to the conclusion that we should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do. We should set them an example that we wish them to imitate.' (Journal of Discourses, 14:192)
"If we are to instill faith in our children, they must see us demonstrate our faith in their young lives. They must see us on our knees daily, asking the Lord for His blessings and expressing our gratitude unto Him. They need to see us using our priesthood to administer to those in need, and to bless our children. They need to see us reverently worshiping in our sacrament meetings. They need to see us cheerfully and willingly giving of our time and talents to the building of the Lord's kingdom here on earth. They need to see us proving our faith by the payment of our tithes and offerings to Him. They need to see us diligently studying and discussing the scriptures to increase our faith and understanding."
(L. Tom Perry, "Train Up a Child," Ensign, May 1983, 78)


Janeane Jones Sargent said...

That is such a great quote!! I've said this before and I'll say it again... WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!! It bring more joy to parents that you can even imagine to see your children making right choices, especially after they are on their own with their own families. We love you!