Mindful of You – Moroni 8:2-3

2 My beloved son, Moroni, I rejoice exceedingly that your Lord Jesus Christ hath been mindful of you, and hath called you to his ministry, and to his holy work.
3 I am mindful of you always in my prayers, continually praying unto God the Father in the name of his Holy Child, Jesus, that he, through his infinite goodness and grace, will keep you through the endurance of faith on his name to the end.

As I’ve studied parenting in the Book of Mormon this week, I’ve been struck by how important the children’s happiness is to their parents. In the passage above, the prophet Mormon rejoices that his son Moroni has been called to serve in the ministry, and he expresses gratitude that the Lord has been mindful of his son. He also tells Moroni that he is continually praying for him. Mormon uses the word “mindful” twice in these verses, to represent the love of the Savior and his own love as a father.
I would like to emulate Mormon’s example of mindfulness as a parent. Today, I will focus my attention on my children’s needs. I will rejoice in their successes and pray for their continued growth and happiness. I will remember and be grateful that, in spite of my imperfections, they have a perfect Father in Heaven who is continually mindful of them.
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