“Your Worth Is Great,” Liahona, February 2021
God loves us and values us more than we can imagine. The Church magazines this month give a variety of articles and activities that can help you teach your children about repentance, baptism, the restoration of the priesthood, and that their soul is of great worth both to you and to their Heavenly Father.
Show the image and quote from the Savior on page 2. As a family, think of examples from the scriptures when the Savior saw the worth of one person’s soul. On pages 32 and 36, you can find modern examples of how the Lord feels about those whom society sees as less valuable. Share how the Savior has helped you see your own worth or the worth of someone else.
One way to help others feel valued is to serve them. Study Brother Jan E. Newman’s article on page 16, looking for his invitations to you. Prayerfully discuss as a family whom you feel inspired to serve. Make plans on how and when you will reach out in love to the person.
Or after reading about incarceration on page 32, talk about how you might use the ideas in the article to help those who are incarcerated or how you might offer support, love, and friendship to their families.
You can use this issue to help prepare your children for their baptism. “Helping Children Prepare for Baptism” on page 22 provides ideas for parents. You can find answers to common questions about baptism in “Gospel Basics” on page 6. You will find more ideas in this month’s Friend magazine.
See page 26 for supporting material for your weekly Come, Follow Me study.
Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer were counseled to remember that “the worth of souls is great in the sight of God” (Doctrine and Covenants 18:10). As we help others to see their own worth, we bring them nearer to Christ while becoming closer to Him ourselves.
Invite family members to sit in a circle.
Each person will take a turn standing in the middle of the circle.
Everyone sitting in the circle will tell the middle person, “You matter to me because ___________,” and share specific details of why that person is of worth to them.
The middle person will then choose their own statement of personal worth: “I matter to God and myself because __________.”
Discussion: Why is it important to remember our own worth as well as the worth of those around us? If Christ were in the circle, what would He say about us? Read Doctrine and Covenants 18:10–13 and discuss what Christ went through because of how much He loves and values us.