It has been a wonderful past few days. Starting with the General Relief Society broadcast on September 26th, and General Conference this weekend, I feel totally inspired and ready to face the new week. Powerful testimonies were shared and new light brought to constant principles that have touched my heart and given me new determination to be a better person.
I have a new favorite cable station…the BYU channel. After the closing session of conference I was able to watch the movie “The Errand of Angels”. It was a funny and touching story of a Sister missionary’s mission experience, of lessons learned through the Spirit of not only how we can be missionaries, but how we can better learn to become closer to those that we don’t necessarily like at first. It would be ideal if we could actually love everyone that we meet and work with from the start – ideal, maybe, but not realistic. We all have a personality…I think much of that comes with us when we enter this earth-life. But life doesn’t deal equally with everyone. Our life experiences will affect our personalities and not always positively. But when we commit ourselves to serve, we have the blessing of the Holy Ghost to guide us to be sensitive to those we serve. In the Doctrine and Covenants, Section 12 verse 8 we read:
“And no one can assist in this work except [she] shall be humble and full of love, having faith, hope and charity, being temperate in all things, whatsoever shall be entrusted to [her] care.”
The goal is to make the serving easy.
I have my own journal of sorts – The Errand of Angels. It’s a collection of sayings and scripture that I have been gathering and will continue to add to. I’ll share it now and then. Here is one thought from my journal:
“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” Aesop