Let me assure you brethren, that some day you will have a Personal Priesthood
interview with the Savior Himself. If you are interested, I will tell you the
order in which he will ask you to account for your earthly responsibilities.
First, he will request an accountability report about your relationship with
your wife. Have you actively been engaged in making her happy and ensuring that
her needs have been met as an individual?
Second, he will want an accountability report about each of
your children, individually. He will not attempt to have this for simply a
family stewardship, but will request information about your relationship to each
and every child.
Third, He will want to know what you personally have done
with the talents you were given in the pre-existence.
Fourth, He will want a summary of your activity in your
church assignments. He will not necessarily be interested in what assignments
you have had, for in his eyes the home teacher and the mission presidents are
probably equals, He will request a summary of how you have been of service to
your fellowmen in your church assignments.
Fifth, he will have no interest in how you earned your
living, but if you were honest in all your dealings.
Sixth, He will ask for an accountability on what you have
done to contribute in a positive manner to your community, state, country, and
--- David O. McKay