I would start this lesson by putting Joseph Fielding Smith’s quote up on the board: “There is no limit to the good that our sisters can do.”
How does this quote feel to you? What limits do we often put on ourselves? My greatest limitation is fear. I am afraid that I’m not good enough, that I’ll fail, that I’ll do something wrong. Sometimes I even fear that I’ll succeed. Fear of discovering our power as women can limit the good that we can do.
On March 17, 1842, Emma Smith gathered with other women and men to officially organize a society for the women. There was great debate over what the society should be called. Some wanted it to be called the Benevolent Society. Others wanted to call it the Relief Society. In the midst of this debate, Emma said: