Monday, July 18, 2011


One of my friends posted this on her blog and it was a good reminder for me.
In 1965 President David O McKay spoke to members of the new building committee of the LDS church regarding priorities. President McKay warned them that their new assignment would stretch them to their limits of their time and effort. He told them to not sacrifice the important things for the least important. He then assured them that they would one day have a personal interview with the Savior and then he proceeded to tell them the order for which Jesus Christ would ask for an accounting of their earthly responsibilities:

"Let my 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. He will not attempt to have this for simply a family stewardship but will request information about your relationship to each and every child. 

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 assignments. He will not be necessarily interested in what assignments you have had, for in his eyes the home teacher and a mission president are probably equals, but He will request a summary of how you have been of service to your fellowmen in your Church assignments. 

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, state, country, and the world."

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