Wednesday Words–Visiting teaching message

Since it is the beginning of the new month, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight some of the visiting teaching message for August.   The message is entitled “A Society of Women”.  It starts with a quote by Eliza R. Snow about our role in the world.

“Paul the Apostle anciently spoke of holy women. It is the duty of each one of us to be a holy woman. We shall have elevated aims, if we are holy women. We shall feel that we are called to perform important duties. No one is exempt from them. There is no sister so isolated, and her sphere so narrow but what she can do a great deal toward establishing the Kingdom of God upon the earth.”

Later on in the lesson it states that “The work of Relief Society is holy, and doing holy work creates holiness in us.”   What is that holy work? It is service to our fellow beings.  That is the job of Relief Society.

Later in the lesson, under “From Our History”, Joseph Smith is quoted as saying the following:

“This Society. . .shall have power to command queens in their midst. . . .The kings and queens of the earth will come unto Zion, and pay their respects.”  He went on to say that  “if you live up to your privileges, the angels cannot be restrained from being your associates.”

That may seem like a lot of responsibility, but it is also promises great blessings for us as we live the gospel and serve one another.

Please share this lesson with the sisters you are assigned, either through a one on one visit or by a phone call, a note, or some other form of communication. Let your sisters know that  you care. —Pam

 

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