A thought from the scriptures

And now my beloved brethren, I have said these things unto you that I might awaken you to a sense of your duty to God, that ye may walk blameless before him, that ye may walk after the holy order of God, after which ye have been received. — Alma 7:22

“The duty of which I speak is what we are expected to do and to be,” said Bishop Keith B. McMullin of the Presiding Bishopric during the April 2010 general conference.

“It is a moral imperative summoning forth from individuals and communities that which is right, true and honorable. Duty does not require perfection, but it does require diligence. It is not simply what is legal; it is what is virtuous. It is not reserved to the mighty or high in station but instead rests on a foundation of personal responsibility, integrity and courage. Doing one’s duty is a manifestation of one’s faith. …

“For members of the Church of Jesus Christ, our path of duty is keeping our covenants in daily life.…

“As men and women and boys and girls do their duty to God, they feel impelled to do their duty to one another, to their family, to their church and nation, to all things entrusted to their care. They are duty bound to magnify their talents and to be a law-abiding, good people. They become humble, submissive and easily entreated. Temperance conquers indulgence; obedience guides their diligence. Peace distills upon them. Citizens become loyal, communities become benevolent and neighbors become friends. The God of heaven is pleased, the earth is pacified and this world becomes a better place.”