Choice and Accountability: The Very Fabric Of Our Lives

I ran across this quote while studying today. I thought it worthy of my Book of Mottoes and a particularly applicable lesson to share with my children, especially my girls that participating in the Personal Progress Program for the Young Women at Church.

“God gave us the strength, the courage, the faith in all our choices to choose that which will enrich the mind, strengthen and discipline the body, nourish the spirit, and thus give us growth and joy in this life and eternal life in the world to come …

Each of us has a choice between right and wrong. But with that choice there inevitably will follow consequences…

The decisions we make, individually and personally, become the fabric of our lives. That fabric will be beautiful or ugly according to the threads of which it is woven.”

~Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley, pg. 54-56

And it is one that Charlotte Mason would have agreed with – indeed, she stated many times that it is vitally important to teach our children correct habits of choice since those decisions create habits…and those habits dictate the kind of person we become. 

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