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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Our Divine Nature

"One of humankind’s greatest blessings is for righteous womanhood to hold “the highest place of honor in human life” and to be “the perfect workmanship of God.

I wonder if you sisters fully understand the greatness of your gifts and talents and how all of you can achieve the “highest place of honor” in the Church and in the world. One of your unique, precious, and sublime gifts is your femininity, with its natural grace, goodness, and divinity. Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength. It is manifest differently in each girl or woman, but each of you possesses it. Femininity is part of your inner beauty.
One of your particular gifts is your feminine intuition. Do not limit yourselves. As you seek to know the will of our Heavenly Father in your life and become more spiritual, you will be far more attractive, even irresistible. You can use your smiling loveliness to bless those you love and all you meet, and spread great joy. Femininity is part of the God-given divinity within each of you. It is your incomparable power and influence to do good. You can, through your supernal gifts, bless the lives of children, women, and men. Be proud of your womanhood. Enhance it. Use it to serve others."

--taken from a talk given by James E. Faust and found in the May 2000 Ensign .

I would like to strive to attain all these lovely virtues of womanhood. I have a long way to go! :o)
Just as importantly, if not more so, I need to instill these concepts into my daughters' minds and lives.
I feel a Family Home Evening lesson coming on here. :o)

4 comments:

Sher said...

Thanks for this! Somedays, you know just what I needed to hear.
This is one of those days, when I love Sundays...go to church feeling like a loser, and come home feeling uplifted. Thanks for adding to that!

MERRIANNE said...

i love this!!!! Thank you for putting this on your blog for me to see!!!!!

Laura said...

Thanks for the uplifting entry!

Her Shabbyness: Sweet 'n Southern said...

I need to work on that too...