Sunday, October 18, 2009

Personal Interview with the Savior

In June 1965, President David O. McKay, while conversing with some brethren, admonished:

Let me assure you, brethren that some day you will have a personal Priesthood Interview with the Savior, Himself. If you are interested, I will tell you the order in which he will ask you to account for your earthly responsibilities.

First, He will request an accountability report about your relationship with your wife. Have you actively been engaged in making her happy and ensuring that her needs have been met as an individual?

Second, He will want an accountability report about each of your children individually. . .

Third, He will want to know what you personally have done with the talents you were given in the pre-existence.

Fourth, He will want a summary of your activity in your church assignment. . .

Fifth, He will have no interest in how you earned your living, but if you were honest in all your dealings.

Sixth, He will ask for an accountability on what you have done to contribute in a positive manner to your community.

****Taken from the book, Strengthening Our Families: An In-depth Look at the Proclamation on the Family. Edited by David C. Dollahite. Pg. 98. ****

I post this quote not to incriminate any of our husbands, but to only address the accountability that we will undoubtedly share. This quote began as one of my favorites when I was younger because of what the 'guys' were responsible for, but now my attention is drawn to what I am responsible for. It's a reminder of my need to address my priorities and make sure that I am keeping them in order.

I thought you would enjoy it. Have a wonderful Sabbath day


Mrs. B. Roth said...

I think you make an excellent point. As wives, our husbands and their happiness really should be our number one priority and focus - not our kids or even ourselves. But if you sit a bunch of women down, I can almost guarantee you the main topic of conversation will be how frustrated they are and how little husband does. Women generally treat their men like DIRT - I think this has a lot to do with our high divorce rate, also. A guy can only take so much. We need to watch ourselves more carefully. The men get ragged on every general conference for porn and such, but y'know ... I can't help but wonder if a bit of that problem couldn't be helped by wives acting like their husband's girlfriends rather than their mothers.

Phannie said...

I agree


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