Saturday, April 9, 2011

Parents Must Be Parents

The following poem was quoted by Elder Richard J. Maynes in General Conference (see http://lds.org/general-conference/print/2011/04/establishing-a-christ-centered-home/?lang=eng for the full text of his address).

The Echo, by C. C. Miller

’Twas a sheep not a lamb
That strayed away in the parable Jesus told,
A grown-up sheep that strayed away
From the ninety and nine in the fold.
And why for the sheep should we seek
And earnestly hope and pray?
Because there is danger when sheep go wrong:
They lead the lambs astray.
Lambs will follow the sheep, you know,
Wherever the sheep may stray.
When sheep go wrong,
It won’t take long till the lambs are as wrong as they.
And so with the sheep we earnestly plead
For the sake of the lambs today,
For when the sheep are lost
What a terrible cost
The lambs will have to pay. 6

1 comment:

Mr. and Mrs. Packman said...

Elder Maynes spoke at our stake conference a few weeks before general conference and shared this poem then as well. I love it =)