They Had Been Taught by Their Mothers – Alma 56:47-48

47 Now they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.
48 And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it.
I love this passage from a talk by Neal A. Maxwell:

When the real history of mankind is fully disclosed, will it feature the echoes of gunfire or the shaping sound of lullabies? The great armistices made by military men or the peacemaking of women in homes and in neighborhoods? Will what happened in cradles and kitchens prove to be more controlling than what happened in congresses? When the surf of the centuries has made the great pyramids so much sand, the everlasting family will still be standing, because it is a celestial institution, formed outside telestial time (“The Women of God,” General Conference, April 1978). 

How grateful I am for good mothers, including my own. As Elder Maxwell pointed out, and as Helaman noted in his description of his young army above, a mother’s influence may be nearly imperceptible but it is deep and far-reaching. What a great blessing, and what a sacred trust, God has given his daughters, to nurture and teach His children. We must all remember that the most important work being done in the world is not the most dramatic or the most well-recognized. We must honor and cherish the role of a mother as she quietly teaches and guides her children.
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