A thought from the scriptures

And the voice of warning shall be unto all people, by the mouths of my disciples, whom I have chosen in these last days. — D&C 1:4

"We who have already walked that portion of life's path that you are now on try to call back to you something of what we have learned," said Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve at the April 1995 general conference. "We shout encouragement. We try to warn of pitfalls or perils along the way. Where possible we try to walk with you and keep you close to our side.

"Believe it or not we, too, were young once, though I know that strains the very limits of your imagination. Equally unfathomable is the fact that your parents were once young also, and so were your bishops and your quorum advisers. But as the years have gone by we have learned many lessons beyond those of youth. . . . Why do you think we now try so hard and worry so much and want the very best for you? It is because we have been your age and you have never been ours, and we have learned some things you do not yet know."