Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sacrifice Brings Happiness

"The sacrifices that fathers and mothers make for their children ultimately will result in the greatest happiness for those making the sacrifices. In ALL of human experience, there are no joys more tender, no love more sweet, no fulfillment higher than that found in the family.

Those who honor the calling of righteous parenthood will find their souls refined, their hearts purified, and their minds enlighted by the most important lessons of life. 

They will rise to far greater heights of happiness than those who engage in the narrow and ultimately unsatisfying pursuit of self.

May we sacrifice and labor to rear a strong generation. A generation strong enough to resist the siren songs of popular culture, a generation filled with the Holy Ghost so that they may discern the difference between good and evil, between legitimate tolerance and moral surrender. 

May we arise in faith and in love so as to prepare the way for the great millennial reign of Christ, a day to come when in every village and city of the world, boys and girls will play in innocence, & every child of God know the peace of a happy home."
by Elder Bruce D. Porter

1 comment:

Darby Arby said...

oh i love this quote. Such a great post, Brittany!