Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Peaceful and Happy Homes

I was just looking through the Sunday School study guide I received on Sunday and found this great quote from Marion G. Romney:

I feel certain that if, in our homes, parents will read from the Book of Mormon prayerfully and regularly, both by themselves and with their children, the spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein. The spirit of reverence will increase; mutual respect and consideration for each other will grow. The spirit of contention will depart. Parents will counsel their children in greater love and wisdom. Children will be more responsive and submissive to the counsel of their parents. Righteousness will increase. Faith, hope, and charity--the pure love of Christ--will abound in our homes and lives, bringing in their wake peace, joy, and happiness" (in Conference Report, Apr. 1980).

Isn't this what we all want in our homes?


Coach Ann said...

I believe this is true. I wish I'd done a better job of it, but I got lucky and my kids read it themselves a lot. I believe if people would really practice spirituality, the world would have significantly fewer problems. Parents would show their children by example the peacefulness that comes from giving your life over to Christ and there would be much less turmoil both within and without.

coolhandluke said...

Amen, Hallelujah! I remember reading this quote in my Book of Mormon class. This is a good year to practice this, since we're studying it in Sunday School.

Aimee and David said...

One day in seminary my teacher asked us, "Imagine what the world would be like if everyone read their scriptures every day" and then he asked, "what would your home be like if everyone did?" it really is a good thing.