The Revelatory Function of a Parent

A parent reveals the keys of the mysteries of life eternity and the universe to its children. Mankind wanders, and finds wisdom and knowledge, wishing he would have had it earlier. It is his duty to pass that information on with clarity and great persuasion and love and fun, so his child will receive it. Let the parent also not lose his temper, for the scripture says that in such a case, the child loses confidence in the parent.

Our father in heaven is trying to reveal truth to us. May we be parents of virtue who clearly teach all things to their children. May we emulate father in heaven (and that always means emulate his equal companion whom is our Mother in Heaven).

Elder Maxwell said that to those who ha e eyes to see and wars to hear, it is clear that Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ are revealing the secrets of the universe.

President Nelson when first having become the President of the church said in his first conference address that he was impressed by how clearly the Lord reveals his will for his people.

-“There is not a young man in our community who would not be willing to travel from here to England to be married right, if he understood things as they are; there is not a young woman in our community, who loves the gospel and wishes its blessings, that would be married in any other way; they would live unmarried until they could be married as they should be, if they lived until they were as old as Sarah before she had Isaac born to her. Many of our brethren have married off their children without taking this into consideration, and thinking it a matter of little of importance. I wish we all understood this in the light in which heaven understands it.” (Brigham Young, JD 11:118, see JD 12:97)

-“Child rearing is so individualistic. Every child is different and unique. What works with one may not work with another” (President James E. Faust, 1990, November, “The greatest challenge in the world—Good parenting,” Ensign, 20(11), 34).

-the company of parents is one of the greatest blessings of life -JS teachings

-remember how many hours they spent worrying over us in our cradles when we were sick, and be thus mindful of their feelings in their old age so they don’t go down to their grave in sorrow -JS teachings

-JS last words to his mother “God bless you mother” -JS teachings.

-Les Misérables Jean Val Jean saves the boy his daughter loves for her sake.

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