Father’s Day is coming up fast! To get you in the spirit of the holiday, we’re sharing some of our favorite quotes from General Conference talks about these men in our lives.
“The sacred title of ‘father’ is shared with the Almighty. … Fatherhood is not a matter of station or wealth; it is a matter of desire, diligence and determination to see one’s family exalted in the celestial kingdom. If that prize is lost, nothing else really matters.”
– Ezra Taft Benson, “Great Things Required of Their Fathers”
“Today I wish to honor husbands, fathers, brothers, sons, and uncles who know
who they are and who are doing their best to fulfill their God-given roles as described in the family proclamation, including righteously presiding and providing for and protecting their families.”
– Linda K. Burton, “We’ll Ascend Together”
“Perhaps the most essential of a father’s work is to turn the hearts of his children to their Heavenly Father. If by his example as well as his words a father can demonstrate what fidelity to God looks like in day-to-day living, that father will have given his children the key to peace in this life and eternal life in the world to come.”
– Todd Christofferson, “Fathers”
“Fathers, you are your daughter’s hero. My father was my hero. I used to wait on the steps of our home for him to arrive each night. He would pick me up and twirl me around and let me put my feet on top of his big shoes, and then he would dance me into the house. I loved the challenge of trying to follow his every footstep. I still do.”
– Elaine S. Dalton, “Love Her Mother”
“Dads, is it too bold to hope that our children might have some small portion of the feeling for us that the Divine Son felt for His Father? Might we earn more of that love by trying to be more of what God was to His child? In any case, we do know that a young person’s developing concept of God centers on characteristics observed in that child’s earthly parents.”
– Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Hands of the Fathers”
“Let us reflect gratitude for our fathers. Father, like Mother, is ever willing to sacrifice his own comfort for that of his children. Daily he toils to provide the necessities of life, never complaining, ever concerned for the well-being of his family. This love for children, this desire to see them well and happy, is a constant in a time of change.”
– Thomas S. Monson, “An Attitude of Gratitude”
Is your favorite LDS quote about fathers missing from this list? Post it in the comments below. And don’t forget to find ways to make the fathers in your life feel special this Father’s Day!
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