October 2015 Relief Society Visiting Teaching Message: Divine Attributes of Jesus Christ: Filled with Charity and Love

October 2015 Relief Society Visiting Teaching Message: 


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My Thoughts:

I love this attribute that the Savior so perfectly portrayed throughout his life!  As I think of my Savior's life my testimony of his love is strengthened. He ministered and taught all people. He loved those and forgave those who were cruel to him and even those who eventually took his life.  He made the ultimate sign of love as he knelt in the Garden of Gethsemane, praying unto the Father, and suffering for every pain, sorrow, and sin.  He did this all because of his immense love, the pure love that he has for us.  It did not stop there, he was humiliated, scourged and ultimately willingly laid down his life, so that we could overcome death. Again this was because of his love for us.  I know that he does not see us for the physical beauty we may portray or the wealth we might have, he sees US. He truly sees who we are and he loves us unconditionally.  I know this! I have felt of that love at times when I have needed it most.

So how can we follow his example??  A while back I shared some thoughts and experiences I had about seeing others the way our Heavenly Father does. If you'd like to read it here is the link: Viewing Each Other Through Our Father's Eyes. I have learned some very important lessons, a lot of these lesson have come from trials and inadequacies in my life and relying on the Savior's grace love and example to overcome them. I love this quote from the Visiting Teaching Message:

“Charity is having patience with someone who has let us down,” said President Thomas S. Monson. “It is resisting the impulse to become offended easily. It is accepting weaknesses and shortcomings. It is accepting people as they truly are. It is looking beyond physical appearances to attributes that will not dim through time. It is resisting the impulse to categorize others.”1

Just think, if the Savior can see through our faults, through all of the fluff on the outside and can see and love us as children of God, as his brothers and sisters, why can we not also do the same?  It is hard sometimes to live in this world and not be of it.  It takes constantly reminding ourselves that life is eternal, not just mortal. What an amazing thing it is when we can truly SEE others, see their good hearts, see their amazing potential and love them.

Everybody needs a friend, everybody needs to feel loved and to be treated like they are important. Because they are!  As women we can do this. We can be in-tune with the spirit and receive the promptings of when someone needs a little extra love. We can say hi and smile at all those we come in contact with. We can sit next to someone at church or in a park, talk to them and be interested in their life.  Sometimes we may feel prompted to visit someone or even just send them a text or give them a phone call. Do it! The more we listen to those promptings the more significant the spirit will be in our lives and the more people we will be able to reach out to.  Visiting teaching is an amazing way we can look out for each other and befriend each other.  I never realized the importance of Visiting teaching until I moved out of state. Suddenly, those women who faithfully came each month, became not only my friends but my family away from home.  I knew they cared about me, they were interest in my life and they made me feel important.  I am grateful for their examples and the testimony I received of Visiting Teaching.  

I hope that from this month's Visiting Teaching lesson we can each come away with a greater love for each other and a willingness to get out of our comfort zones and reach out to those around us. That we may be true friends to everyone, the kind of friends we would like to have.


Gift Idea:

Here are a few ideas... Since it's fall/Halloween time:

These mummies would be super cute to give with the printable: "Get wrapped up in the Service of Others"  Tutorial for Mummies HERE.  
Free download for printable HERE.

or
One of these cute re-purposed jar's either filled with candy or place a led candle inside. Could go with the quote: "Brighten someones day" HERE is the tutorial for the jars.


Free download for printables HERE.

Here is the link to previous Visiting Teaching Posts.

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16 comments:

  1. Thank you Kim. My sisters I visit LOVE your handouts

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  2. I like the way you tied in the mummy with service- super cute.

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    1. Thanks, I wanted to give some options since it's Halloween time :)

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  3. What a great way to combine Halloween with this message!

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  4. I love these printables and they make visit teaching a lot easier to do. I love leaving a little something to keep the thoughts flowing throughout the month.

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    1. Thanks Brittany!! It helps out a lot too, when you have a sister that you just have to drop by visit ;)

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing! This saved me a lot of time and it's adorable!

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  6. I love to give my sisters an object lesson to help teach the message and this was such a cute idea.

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    1. Thanks!! I love to give them a little something to go with the message. Thanks for your comment :)

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  7. I am very grateful for your talent and generosity!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, your comment means a lot :)

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