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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Divine Destiny

I read this today and was touched:

Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: “The Good Shepherd said, ‘Feed my lambs.’ (John 21:15.) So a woman feeds her loved ones, providing succor and sustenance just as the Savior would do. Her divine gift is to nurture, to help the young, to care for the poor, to lift the brokenhearted.

“The Lord said, ‘My work and my glory [is] to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.’ (Moses 1:39.) So His devoted daughter-disciple may truly say, ‘My work and my glory is to help my loved ones reach that heavenly goal.’

“To help another human being reach one’s celestial potential is part of the divine mission of woman. As mother, teacher, or nurturing saint, she molds living clay to the shape of her hopes. In partnership with God, her divine mission is to help spirits live and souls be lifted. This is the measure of her creation. It is ennobling, edifying, and exalting” (“Woman—Of Infinite Worth,” Ensign, Nov. 1989, 22).

Wow!

3 comments:

Jenny said...

thanks! always such a good reminder of all the good we truly are doing as mothers :) especially in moments when you question or are going a bit crazy!

The Harris Family said...

Thanks for your tip on my blog today (I am going to check in to it). YOu have a beautiful blog and I've enjoyed looking around. Thanks for sharing this quote today.
-Crystal

Staci Lei said...

I printed this talk by Elder Nelson and loved it.. I'm so grateful the principles in 1989 still apply today--By the way, I was 17 in 1989 :)