This month the message was about contemplating the sacrament. It was about searching ourselves to see the things that we need to work on and remembering the coventants we made at baptism and recommit to every time we partake of the sacrament. (Is it okay that I just jumped right into the meat of it?) (Were you hungry?)
I said "was" because today is almost the last day of June. "By the skin of my teeth, " isn't that what they say? (that's kinda gross.) But I went to the church website and read the message at the beginning of the month. It's something that I've thought about and taken seriously. Seriously. Every Sunday as I attempted to keep the children quiet and in the pew. While I watched one of the babies choke on the water and the other grab an extra piece of bread as the tray went by. Well, let's just say that I took it more seriously as I contemplated it later, while I was alone. Alone is key.
After all, I alone am the one who is responsible for my actions, my re-actions, my words, my choices. I have the responsabilty of stopping and checking if I feel the spirit. I alone can feel His presence, or the lack of it. I alone am either partaking in the Gift of the Holy Ghost or taking it for granted or not participating in that relationship at all. I am repsonsible for me.
So there is a challenge for us:
For the June Visiting Teaching message go here.
For more about what Visiting Teaching and Relief Society are, go here.
Feel free to download the quote and email it to your girls or print it out. It's for you and your own personal Visiting Teaching pleasure.
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