Good article. One point, I wish the elder's quorum presidents would
leave me teaching a family long enough to become this types of friends. Changes
happen so often that you barely get to know the families well enough before
suddenly you're moved.
What if all the energy expended on visiting and giving the same lesson to people
who regularly go to church and are giving the same lesson to another member were
instead spent on actually visiting and helping the poor, the afflicted, the
lonely and the infirm(regardless of their religion)? What a better place the
world would become!
RE: Humble Pie,I wish every home teacher in the church could read this article
.E.g.. “holy matrimony” involves three people — the husband,
the wife and the LORD. True,Ephesians 6:2,3. Honor your Father and
Mother”[not mothers/polygamy],which is the first commandment with a
promise. God distinguishes father and mother from all other persons on earth,
chooses them and sets them next to Himself,occupying the highest place in our
lives next to God.The Apostles did not maintain any .O.T.pattern of
polygamy and they and the early church condemmed it.
I wish every home teacher in the church could read this article - spot on.Richard G. Scott: "Serve faithfully in all Church callings,
especially home teaching and visiting teaching assignments. Don’t be just
a 15-minutes-a-month home or visiting teacher. Rather, reach out to each
individual member of the family. Get to know them personally. Be a real friend.
Through acts of kindness, show them how very much you care for each of
them." Personal Strength through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, Oct. 2013