I think I'm getting the message

This morning I had a few extra minutes before church, so I sat down to read the Ensign from last conference. I opened to President Eyring's talk about unity. It turned out to be just the message I needed: I've got to be more humble and "see a difference in someone else not as a source of irritation but as a contribution."

Then I got to sacrament meeting and we sang one of my favorite hymns, "Reverently and Meekly Now". The third verse starts: "Bid thy heart all strife to cease/With thy brethren be at peace." And then the bishop got up and said "I'd like to urge everyone to read President Eyring's talk about unity from the last conference."

I had been praying about how to handle my new calling, and I know realize that I've been doing it all wrong. I've been going into it trying to figure out how I can help and how I can do such an amazing job and fix all the problems that are out there. But I've been called to help people and to serve and love them. Not to tell them all why they are so wrong. Now my new goal is to try and remember these words and pray for more love and charity in my life. Because I need more unity in my ward and in my family, so I'm going to try harder to apply principles of charity and humility to my actions with others. I hope something good comes out of it.


Th. said…

Me too. Good luck.
Cricket said…
I love it when God gets in your face like that! When it happened to me I felt so special, LOL!!

Good luck!
Hah! I must have needed the same thing because I listened to the same talk on my iPod this morning and felt every word right to the heart. Mostly because of my calling too. . . and now, reading your blog, maybe I see that I'm getting hit with the message too.
Jenny said…
Seriously. I stayed in my calling when all the leadership was released and a new presidency was called and it has been very hard. I guess we are all in the same boat.
Mama said…
Don't you love a good epiphany? That's great for me to remember as well - thank you for sharing.

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