So school started (for most of us). Are you ready for it? Are you excited? We hope so.

We also found an inspiring message from Elder Bednar’s Facebook page where he shared about how important education is in this life as well as in eternity. It’s worth the read. Feel free to comment and respond to his post here, or just read below.

You and I are here upon the earth to prepare for eternity, to learn how to learn, to learn things that are temporally important and eternally essential, and to assist others in learning wisdom and truth (see D&C 97:1).

Understanding who we are, where we came from, and why we are upon the earth places upon each of us a great responsibility both to learn how to learn and to learn to love learning.

Learning to love learning equips us for an ever-changing and unpredictable future. Knowing how to learn prepares us to discern and act upon opportunities that others may not readily recognize. I am confident you will pass the test of learning what to do when you do not know what to do or how to proceed. I pray your love of learning will grow ever deeper, ever richer, and ever more complete.

If you need even more inspiration on how to learn to love learning or to be a lifelong learner after formal schooling has ended for you, go to this excellent post on The Returned Missionary blog.