Young Women Lesson 22: Eternal Perspective

by | May 27, 2011

Young Women

Discussion Questions:
  • What is the plan of salvation?
  • What are some ways the plan of salvation has helped you understand difficulties in life, such as illness, personal trials, worldly influences, and death?
  • How does having an eternal perspective affect your choices each day?

Excerpt from "May You Have Courage" by President Thomas S. Monson:

My sweet young sisters, maintain an eternal perspective. Be alert to anything that would rob you of the blessings of eternity.

Help in maintaining the proper perspective in these permissive times can come to you from many sources. One valuable resource is your patriarchal blessing. Read it frequently. Study it carefully. Be guided by its cautions. Live to merit its promises. If you have not yet received your patriarchal blessing, plan for the time when you will receive it, and then cherish it.

If any has stumbled in her journey, there is a way back. The process is called repentance. Our Savior died to provide you and me that blessed gift. The path may be difficult, but the promise is real: “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” 6 “And I will remember [them] no more.” 7

Some years ago another First Presidency made this statement, and your First Presidency today echoes the appeal. I quote: “To the youth … , we plead with you to live clean [lives], for the unclean life leads only to suffering, misery, and woe physically,—and spiritually it is the path to destruction. How glorious and near to the angels is youth that is clean; this youth has joy unspeakable here and eternal happiness hereafter. Sexual purity is youth’s most precious possession; it is the foundation of all righteousness.” 8

May you have the courage to be chaste and virtuous.

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