Thursday, March 12, 2015

You WILL have an interview with the Savior, and this is what it will look like...

President David O. McKay said: 

Let me assure you, Brethren, that some day you will have a personal priesthood interview with the Savior, Himself. If you are interested, I will tell you the order in which He will ask you to account for your earthly responsibilities.

First, He will request an accountability report about your relationship with your wife. Have you actively been engaged in making her happy and ensuring that her needs have been met as an individual?

Second, He will want an accountability report about each of your children individually. He will not attempt to have this for simply a family stewardship but will request information about your relationship to each and every child. 

Third, He will want to know what you personally have done with the talents you were given in the pre-existence.

Fourth, He will want a summary of your activity in your Church assignments. He will not be necessarily interested in what assignments you have had, for in his eyes the home teacher and a mission president are probably equals, but He will request a summary of how you have been of service to your fellowmen in your Church assignments.

Fifth, He will have no interest in how you earned your living, but if you were honest in all your dealings.

Sixth, He will ask for an accountability on what you have done to contribute in a positive manner to your community, state, country and the world. 

Here is the explanation Elder Hales gave before sharing President McKay's quote above: 

In June of 1965, a group of brethren in the Physical Facilities Department of the Church was doing some work outside the Hotel Utah apartment of President David O. McKay. As President McKay stopped to explain to them the importance of the work in which they were engaged, he paused and told them...

(Quoted by Robert D. Hales, "Understandings of the Heart," BYU Devotional, March 15, 1988, Originally from Notes of Fred A. Baker, Managing Director, Department of Physical Facilities)


Gwen Mangelson said...

he paused and told them...

where is the rest of it?

Laci said...

Gwen, the rest of it is the original post. Read the portion below the red text first, then go to the top of the post.

Mary said...

Church assignments? Are you kidding? Probably not..

Deborah Buckley said...

"Purpose driven motherhood" where are the questions for the women, or are they the same for both genders?
If they are the same, where did THAT information come from? Thank you.