As Parents, Are We Giving Our Best?

Daily Message – January 30th, 2015

“We might all ask ourselves: do our children receive our best spiritual, intellectual, and creative efforts, or do they receive our leftover time and talents, after we have given our all to our Church calling or professional pursuits? In the life to come, I do not know if titles such as Bishop or Relief Society president will survive, but I do know that the titles of husband and wife, father and mother, will continue and be revered, worlds without end. That is one reason it is so important to honor our responsibilities as parents here on earth so we can prepare for those even greater, but similar, responsibilities in the life to come.”

– Elder Tad R. Callister, Parents: The Prime Gospel Teachers of their Children, October 2014

I picked this quote because it reminds me of the importance of being a parent. The statement is encouraging and carries with it a sense of the great responsibility God expects of parents everywhere. I hope to live up to this responsibility and encourage others to do the same.

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