on being slothful and unwise…

slothful (and rightfully so in this case)

“For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward.”  D&C 58:26-27

unwise

Okay this is so true and the more I thought about it the truer it became.  First I thought about my kids and how their housework almost doesn’t count if I have to tell them everything they have to do.  What a difference when they just see something and get it done!   I gotta tell you that have to “compel” is a real drag, and no you’re not gettin’ any reward outta me if I have to keep telling you and then essentially “make” you get the work done.  What a pain in the patoot to have to nag someone into doing what they know they ought to be doing.

On the other hand, major cudos, not to mention other bonuses to the family member who does what needs to be done, all on their own.  In this instance, I totally get where Heavenly Father is coming from!!  : )

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