one of the most amazing things is how the youth are trained in responsibility
from very young ages. they are expected to give talks in meetings. they are
expected to perform Church duties. they are expected to serve. one church
leader in a large city asked a stake president to please come to a meeting to
teach their church how to succeed with their youth as the Mormon Church has
done. The Stake President after much thought declined. he told them the youth
had to be trained from early childhood.
Thank you for sharing these positive words from this thoughtful Rabbi. He
recognizes that our missionaries do much general labor and service, beyond
teaching the gospel. I agree with what he has said. Bless us ALL as we try to
serve and shape America, and the world.
"What plagues America more than anything else is a sense of entitlement on
the part of our population in which citizenship is seen as something that
entails receiving without giving, obtaining government gifts without concomitant
civic obligations, indulging in the blessings of America, without consecrating
our lives as a blessing to our great Republic," Boteach said.--------Amen to that.