"The walkways of the present are paved with the rocks of hardship of the past, and for that we should never
forget those who smoothed the way for what we enjoy today".
(President David O. McKay; Gospel Ideals, p.316)
"Our ancestors laid the foundation. Ours is the duty to build upon it. They marked the path and led the way. Ours is the obligation to enlarge and broaden and strengthen that path until it encompasses the whole earth."(Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley, p450-451)
"Keep the Chain Unbroken."
In his address to students at a BYU Devotional Pres. Hinckley remembered an experience in his youth of trying to pull a tree out of the ground with a tractor and chain, but having the chain break because of a weak link. "As I sat in the celestial room of the temple pondering these things, I said to myself, 'Never permit yourself to become a weak link in the chain of your generations.' It is so important that we pass on without a blemish our inheritance of body and brain and, if you please, faith and virtue untarnished to the generations who will come after us."
I am a firm believer that a knowledge of the sacrifices and struggles our ancestors made can create within us an inner strength to endure our own hardships. It also helps us to understand that we belong to a larger family unit that transcends the generations, helping us to live up to the potential that exists within each of us to leave a lasting legacy for our own generation, and those that follow.
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