GRADUATION!! (Grad School)

Sunday, May 4

A day in Church.......

***Religious posting***

Today is Sunday, but not any Sunday. For Mormons, today is Fast Sunday; meaning we fast today and our church meetings involve members of the congregation getting up in front of each other and testifying of the truths that they know. As a missionary, I used to be afraid of this day. You never know what some one is going to testify. While, I have grown to appreciate this day more as I have gotten older, it is still not my favorite Sunday of the month for various reasons that have more to do with culture than religion.

But I really enjoyed today's meetings. Most of the people spoke of the importance of families and the power of prayer and faith. Many people spoke of the love our Heavenly Father and the Savior has for each one of us. The knowledge that the Lord is willing to help us to become the best that we can be. None of which is news to me, but it was a nice reaffirmation of the truth. During the last meeting of the day, one of the girls quoted Elder Henry B Eyering.
When you find out who you really are, you are going to be sad you didn't try harder.
She then went on to talk about how we need to be working our way along the Lord's path, that as we become who He wants us to be that path will continue to become clearer. Things are changing in my world and the path isn't all that clear. This was a good reminder that He has a plan for me. That there are things that I need to learn so I can become not only the good person I want to be, but also the person the Lord needs me to be. I want to do everything in my power to be that person; so that I won't look back and wish I had "tried harder".

So here's to the straight and narrow and hoping that, like J. Golden Kimball, I can continue to try to cross it as often as possible. :)

1 comment:

Tiana said...

Oh J. Golden Kimball! What a man! Just gotta love'm.
I miss you by the way!