Monday, May 28, 2012

George Albert Smith Challenge- April

 "I would seek out the erring one and try to win him back to a righteous and happy life."

So this was April's challenge.  I was very intimidated by this challenge.  Who am I to call someone to repentance when I'm so busy not following all the commandments.  I'm far to busy committing adultery and killing my neighbors to call someone else to repentance.  Well, ok, obviously I'm not committing adultery or killing my neighbors, but I still felt like there was a lot of work to do on me before I could help others find the error of their ways, so that's what I did.  I re-prioritized some things in my own life.  I'll leave it at that, but I did take this challenge to heart.

May's challenge can  be found here.  Basically, it says the opposite of April's challenge.  This month I need to love people through any difficulties they might be having and not judge them.  This reminds  me of a quote from this past conference, "Do not judge me for sinning differently than you".  It also reminds me of a this quote which is floating around Pinterest these days, "Be kind.  For everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle".  I really like the last quote.  It not only reminds me that the world doesn't revolve around me (crazy thought, isn't it?), but that I need to be kind to everyone because I don't know what they might be fighting.

1 comment:

  1. I love this Raylene. So much truth and wisdom in 2 short paragraphs!