Tuesday, 29 January 2008

The strength of the family

This week our church mourns the loss of our beloved prophet Gordon B Hinckley, a great man who gave his life to service. I am so very grateful for his example, his faith and the loving guidance he gave us. I read through my collection of quotes by him and thought I would share this one:

"The strength of any community lies in the strength of its families. The strength of any nation lies in the strength of its families. Strong family life comes of strong and clear religious understanding of who we are, and why we are here, and of what we may eternally become. Strong family life comes of the perception that each of us is a child of God, born with a divine birthright, and with a great and significant potential. Strong family life comes of parents who love and respect one another, and who love and respect and nurture their children in the ways of the Lord. These are undergirding principles of our teachings as a church. To the degree that we observe these teachings we build strong families whose generations will strengthen the nation."
- Pres. Gordon B Hinckley


  1. Thanks for sharing that quote - it is a good one.

  2. Yes thankyou Mari, it's beautiful reading the testimonies everyone has of the wonderful Prophet that President Hinkley was.


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