"Immediate necessity makes many things convenient, which if continued would grow into oppressions. Expedience and right are different things."--Jefferson

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Vision We (Mentors) Should Have

I think this beautifully encompasses how we should plan for each year, how we should prepare for each week in class, and the mindset we should take there with us.

"I have pondered and earnestly petitioned our Heavenly Father to know how I might best be able to serve you tonight. I pray the power of the Holy Ghost will be with each of us—that we may think what we need to think, feel what we need to feel, and learn what we need to learn so we can do what we know we should do and ultimately become what the Lord yearns for us to become."

I love his use of the word "serve" in the first sentence, and the progression in the second sentence - think, feel, learn, do, become.

From Elder David A. Bednar's CES fireside talk "That We Might 'Not Shrink.'"

1 comment:

  1. I thought this quote fit well: "In a morally desensitizing world, young women need women and men to “stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places.” Never before has this been more important than now. Young women need mothers and mentors who exemplify virtuous womanhood." (Elaine Dalton, April 2013)

    Vanguard is such a great environment for this to happen! My children continually refer to examples of adults that they saw and learned from in these environments as role models.