Daily Message – February 10th, 2015

“Now let’s look at the role a father plays in our lives:

Fathers give blessings and perform sacred ordinances for their children. These will become spiritual highlights in their lives.

Fathers are personally involved in leading family prayers, daily scripture reading, and weekly family home evenings.

Fathers build family traditions by being involved in helping plan vacation trips and outings that will involve all of the family members. Memories of these special times together will never be forgotten by their children.

Fathers hold one-on-one visits with their children and teach them gospel principles.

Fathers teach sons and daughters the value of work and help them establish worthy goals in their own lives.

Fathers set an example of faithful gospel service.

Please remember, brethren, your sacred calling as a father in Israel—your most important calling in time and eternity—a calling from which you are never released.”

The message is abundantly clear – children should be raised in families with devoted, committed mothers and fathers who love and honor each other and equally share the burdens. The couple brings their differences together to enrich the lives of children. This is why we must always “sustain and support the plan the Lord has designed for His children here in mortality”.

Elder L. Tom Perry, Finding Lasting Peace and Building Eternal Families, October 2014

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