Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
“And now, if I may, I want to say little about what you will meet in the mission field. There were times when a missionary feared for his life, and preaching was a rigorous physical experience. Now those days are history, and today the open conflict against the Church has largely disappeared… We are now in a period of conflict with indifference, in many ways a much more dangerous enemy than open hostility. One might say that we are now in a cold war with Satan, a time in which he has called off the active opposition to the gospel and substituted in its place indifference, indifference to the necessity for the one true church….” (pages 32-33)
Saturday, October 15, 2011
"In the future, infrequent family scripture study may be inadequate to arm our children with the virtue necessary to withstand the moral decay of the environment in which they will live. Where in the world will the children learn chastity, integrity, honesty, and basic human decency if not at home?
"These values will, of course, be reinforced at church, but parental teaching is more constant. In my opinion, the teaching, rearing, and training of children requires more intelligence, intuitive understanding, humility, strength, wisdom, spirituality, perseverance, and hard work than any other challenge we might have in life. This is especially so when moral foundations of honor and decency are eroding around us. To have successful homes, values must be taught, and there must be rules, there must be standards, and there must be absolutes...."
(James E. Faust, "The Greatest Challenge In The World- Good Parenting", General Conference, October 1990; see Ensign, Nov 1990, p. 33)