So I was a major slacker this last month and didn't post about the Visit Teaching message. It was Nurture through Compassionate Service. I guess better late then never...
I love this quote by "President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency: “Disciples of Christ throughout all ages of the world have been distinguished by their compassion. … In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance. Let us open our eyes and see the heavy hearts, notice the loneliness and despair; let us feel the silent prayers of others around us, and let us be an instrument in the hands of the Lord to answer those prayers” (“Happiness, Your Heritage,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2008, 119, 120)."
I once had a teacher say that we should pray everyday to find those who are in need of our help. If we sincerely ask our Father in Heaven to help us find those people, then we will be able to. But, we also have to act! I remember one of my scripture masteries in Seminary was: Faith without works is dead. This helped us remember the scripture found in, James 2:20. Another thing that reiterates that is the picture of the Savior standing and knocking at a door without a doorknob. We need to do our part and put our faith into ACTION.
I know that I need to be better at being more compassionate of those around me. Of slowing my own busy life down, opening my heart and seeking those who might be in need of some comfort or friendship.
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