[T]hank God for spiritual leaders in our time who teach timeless and timely lessons; who have no desire whatsoever to be popular, only righteous; and who hold tenaciously to absolute truths amidst the shifting sands of secularity in a world rapidly plummeting toward ethical relativism.
Robert L. Millet, “Men of Valor: The Powerful Impact of a Righteous Man”
I've been reading this book that I got for Christmas from my son and it talks about the importance of having integrity, being humble, and following the commandments, amidst a world constantly devaluing the role of a father and of the family in general. Fathers are now being portrayed as insignificant, irrelevant, and even unintelligent and dumb.
How the world needs good men. It needs good women too but the devaluing of the man is happening at quite a rapid pace.
I can't even imagine how that makes our Heavenly Father feel. We are, afterall, created in His image.
That's why it's imperative and even more important today that we live up to our divine potential and be who Heavenly Father needs us to be. And I'm talking everyone, man and woman. Now is the time that we need to quit teetering between what the world shoves down our throats and what Heavenly Father expects of us. Now is the time to decide. Now is the time to be leaders and role models. NOW is the time.