And it came to pass that I prayed unto the Lord that he would give unto the Gentiles agrace, that they might have charity.

Ether 12:36


Do you ever hope that your kids will mature into charitable adults so they will easily forgive all the things you do wrong?

I mean, let’s face it. Even the most amazing parents mess up. It’s part of life. It’s part of learning to be like our Father in Heaven.

In this scripture, Moroni is praying that the Gentiles be given grace, because he is worried about them judging him for his weakness.

I have had moments in parenting where my kids have judged me harshly for my weakness. In fact, I have had many moments where I have judged myself even more harshly for my weakness.

I can pray, like Moroni, for my family to be blessed with grace, that they might have charity. I pray that they will understand that I gave my whole heart to them, even when I did it completely wrong. I pray that they will be content with my pure intentions and they will love me despite my glaring flaws.

And I also pray that I will be given grace and charity for myself. That I can love and forgive myself and accept that I have always done the best that I can do.