In Wallace D Wattles’ Book “The Science of Getting Rich” he makes the following statement in chapter 12:
The world is advanced only by those who more than fill their present places.
If no one quite filled their present place, there would be backward movement in
everything. Those who do not quite fill their present places are dead weight upon
society, government, commerce, and industry. They must be carried along by others at a
Jesus also made a simpler, yet similar statement in Matthew 5:41:
And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
In The Family: A Proclamation to the World, the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints declares the family as being central to God’s plan. Elswhere, prophets have declared the family as being the fundamental unit of society.
There are wars raging in the world, natural disasters, disease, and many other things going on that affect societies. It can be overwhelming to think of what can we do to improve society?
What if we did as Jesus and the prophets suggest and “go the extra mile” starting within our family? I believe that if we just did one thing each day to go the “extra mile” within our families each day for our spouse, children, siblings, parents, etc. we would strengthen our family and in turn strengthen our government and society.
What one thing can you do to improve your family relationships?