Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Value of Work

In my quest to organize our household chores and work to keep our home clean, I came across these great scriptures and quotes from President Hinckley:

Doctrine and Covenants 42:42 - Thou shalt not be idle; for he that is idle shall not eat the bread not wear the garments of the laborer.

Proverbs 19:15 - Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Gordon B. Hinckley said:  "I believe in the gospel of work.  Work is the miracle by which talent is brought to the surface and dreams become reality.  There is simply no substitute under the heavens for productive labor.  It is the process by which idle visions become dynamic achievements.  I suppose that we are all inherently lazy.  We would rather play than work.  We would rather loaf than work.  A little play and a little loafing are good.  But it is work that spells the difference in the life of a man or a woman or a boy or a girl.  Children who are taught to work and to enjoy the fruits of that labor have a great advantage as they grow toward maturity.  The process of stretching our minds and utilizing the skills of our hands lifts us from the stagnation of mediocrity."

"The labor and thrift of the people make a nation, a community, or a family strong.  Work and thrift make the family independent."


Everyday Kathy said...

This post was the perfect end to my Everyday Bliss "Order Week"! but I'm actually here on some Everyday Mommy business!

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