Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Sampler

I was really hoping to have at least
a post in between Sundays.

Well no worries,
cause this week I'll posting daily.
I was asked to give a talk in church
about serving others in my daily interactions.
I thought I would blog about my experience
then read the excerpts from the posts.
There, and that's my talk.
Wish me luck.

So to kick things off I thought I would share a quote about...
Perhaps this will motivate one-and-all
to join me in this little journey.
Come along.

This quote is taken from a talk called
Finding Joy Through Loving Service
by Elder M. Russell Ballard

"I believe there is one simple but profound—even sublime—principle that encompasses the entirety of the gospel of Jesus Christ. If we wholeheartedly embrace this principle and make it the focus of our lives, it will purify and sanctify us so we can live once again in the presence of God.

The Savior spoke of this principle when He answered the Pharisee who asked, “Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

“This is the first and great commandment.

“And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” (Matthew 22:36–40).

It is only when we love God and Christ with all of our hearts, souls, and minds that we are able to share this love with our neighbors through acts of kindness and service—the way that the Savior would love and serve all of us if He were among us today.

The love the Savior described is an active love. It is not manifested through large and heroic deeds but rather through simple acts of kindness and service."

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I can't wait to "follow" you this week! I love service, and I don't mind bragging about that! There are times in my life where I have thought I could do more, but then I remember if I am giving my all, then that is all that is required of me! There are so many ways to serve others, and I think many people think you have to physically do something like run and errand, clean out a closet, but it is so much more- at least I think. Anyway, good luck on your talk!

On another note, Ry still talks about Clark and camping. sometimes I get out the pic of Ry and Clark at Disneyland from June '09 and show him. Tonight we were playing and he was Herbie, I was Ciara, and he kept calling Clark to hurry up (I am not sure if I was suppose to be Clark too). Anyway, it was cute and made me miss you guys!