Sunday, December 6, 2009

Dear Fellow Visiting Teachers,

VT quote December 2009

First, I apologize for not posting a message last month. We were supposed to pick what we wanted out of the General Conference addresses and quite frankly, it was too hard!! I read almost every talk again, and there were so many messages that were inspiring that I did the thing that I do when I’m overwhelmed—shut down, walk away, turn it off, don’t look back and then feel guilty. (What do you do when you’re overwhelmed? Is it more productive? Do you make a list? Scrub the floor? Seriously, I want to know.)

However, this month they made it a little easier on me with my ADD brain and gave me a limited amount of information and let me run with it. It is a message of action. It is something I always see in those who I admire. Read this quote by Elder Uchtdorf:

"Disciples of Christ throughout all ages of the world have been distinguished by their compassion. . . . In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance.

Let us open our eyes and see the heavy hearts,
notice the loneliness and despair;

let us feel the silent prayers of others around us, and let us be an instrument in the hands of the Lord to answer those prayers."

To me, this is the foundation of what Christ teaches us; this is the example he was trying to set. This is what I hear: Brittany, get out of your own head. Stop worrying about yourself. Look at those around you and love them. Love them by helping them and strengthening them. Take action. Do it now.

succor the weak
Succor the weak, lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees. (D & C 81:5)

Have a great month and happy visiting!


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Jeni said...

Thanks, Britt! That's perfect!

Kara said...

Love this quote. It is one of my favorites. Thanks for coming back to us, even though there is no reason to feel guilty. I know I don't EXPECT this each month, I just LOOK forward to it!

When I'm overwhelmed I mostly just yell at people :)

MiandMiksmom said...

I'm never on blogs anymore, but it was nice to catch up on your sweet family!!!!