“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 the following:
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
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
This quote is directed at men, but applies to women. Gives ya something to think about.
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