With all the kids being off this week with their other parent, we won’t be doing a weekly quote during family night. However, I thought I would just share something that really touched me that I read on our program at church this week. The theme this week was about “selfless service”:
“We lose our life by serving and lifting others. By doing so, we experience the only true and lasting happiness. Service is not something we endure on this earth so we can earn the right to live in the celestial kingdom. Service is the very fiber of which an exalted life in the celestial kingdom is made. Knowing that service is what gives our Father in Heaven fulfillment, and knowing that we want to be where He is and as He is, why must we be commanded to serve one another? Oh, for the glorious day when these things all come naturally because of the purity of our hearts. In that day there will be no need for a commandment because we will have experienced for ourselves that we are truly happy only when we are engaged in unselfish service. Let us use freedom which comes from self -reliance in giving and serving” (Conference report, Oct. 1982).