Sunday, March 21, 2010

Family Home Evening: Talents & Obedience

One of my children had a very interesting spin on talents.  We read the parable of the talents and discussed our talents and how we can develop them. Then the lesson was moved to obedience being a talent.  I never thought of obedience as a talent - I always thought of obedience as something you did or didn't do.  The scriptures are full of examples of obedience and non-obedience, I always thought of the obedient as righteous and the rebellious as wicked.  Obviously people aren't so clearly divided, there are a lot of gray areas. 

One of the talks in church today referred to Nephi.  His life had plenty of challenges, and through it all he was obedient.  Maybe he had the talent of being obedient?  Was it easy for him to be obedient?  Absolutely not!  But he developed that talent and received great blessings because of his obedience.  Sometimes it's not easy to know what our talents are, but we can keep working at obedience until it becomes one of our talents - even if it takes a life time!

For our activity time we played a scripture trivia game called "Strive for Five".  We've adapted the rules so that whoever answers the question, keeps the card and whoever has the most cards at the end of the game wins!

We followed up the evening with some yummy Raspberry Jell-o!


Travelin'Oma said...

What fun ideas! I think obedience is definitely a talent. Looking obedient when you're not is a talent kids develop faster.

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Raejean said...

Hopefully my kids don't develop the whole looking obedient when they aren't talent! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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