The generations on either side of me link me to my past and my future. My view of family history involves revealing the roots and the branches.

Throughout this blog you will find perspectives related to the doctrines of temple and family history work from revealed revelation given to living prophets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS - Mormon).

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Greatest Responsibility That God Has Laid Upon Us

Joseph In The Grove by Archie D. Shaw, From the LDS Media Library
“The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead. The apostle says, They without us cannot be made perfect; for it is necessary that the sealing power should be in our hands to seal our children and our dead for the fullness of the dispensation of times – a dispensation to meet the promises made by Jesus Christ before the foundation of the world for the salvation of man.” 
- Prophet Joseph Smith, History of the Church 6:312-313 


  1. I love this quote. I taught the Joseph Smith lessons a number of years ago and read a similar (or maybe the same) statement in the manual. "Greatest responsibility" puts it as a high priority.