10 May 2010


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“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it’s too low and we reach it.” ~Michelangelo

Have you had a great teacher in your life? Has this person influenced you beyond what you expected of yourself? Marie Ricks from “House of Order” tells us about such a person in her children’s lives, in her article “Teacher Times Three”. It's a great experience when we are so fortunate to have someone like that close by. In the process, everybody's lives change for the better.

To follow that first article, we have President Ezra Taft Benson’s talk “To the Home Teachers of the Church”, in which he mentions the important nature of that calling. He says: “I feel impressed to speak to you about a priesthood program that has been inspired from its inception—a program that touches hearts, that changes lives, and that saves souls; a program that has the stamp of approval of our Father in Heaven; a program so vital that, if faithfully followed, it will help to spiritually renew the Church and exalt its individual members and families.”

The last entry is a talk delivered by Elder Bruce R. McConkie to the Church Sunday School Department in 1977. The title is “The Teacher’s Divine Commission”; in it he says: “There is knowledge and there are spiritual experiences to be gained from reading, pondering, and praying about the scriptures which can be gained in no other way. No matter how devoted and active members of the Church are in administrative matters, they will never gain the great blessings which come from scriptural study unless they pay the price of that study and thus make the written word a part of their lives.” In other words, to teach the Scriptures, we have to know them. To know the Scriptures, we should read them.

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