Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Fathers' Day, from Ask Mormon Guy

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“Next to eternal life, the greatest of all gifts that our Father in Heaven can bestow on a man is the opportunity of being blessed with sons and daughters.” (Elder L. Tom Perry)
Happy Fathers’ Day, from Ask Mormon Guy to you and your own.
Fathers occupy a special place in the church. On top of providing and caring for their wives and children, fathers are often the first line of defense in protecting their homes from the evils of the world. Through the righteous use of the Priesthood and the cultivating of Christ-like attributes, fathers act as a shield to those whom God has commanded them to protect.
Take today to call your father. Tell him ‘thank you.’ Say ‘I love you.’ He may not act like he appreciates it; most dads are too manly to admit to that. But I promise you he does.
Then, live the rest of the year in gratitude for your parents. Because even though Fathers’ Day, like Mothers’ Day from a month prior, comes only once a year, each and every day should be spent in thanksgiving for our earthly parents.

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