photo has nothing specifically to do with this, light houses just make me feel happy
photo by Angie Beelsey
One of the professors asked...."in ONE WORD what is your purpose?" I have been pondering that, even though I answered as a professional. I later thought isn't that "the" question?
Just got home from another wonderful Sunday at church. I knew it would be a mad dash to get lunch in monkey before he melted down. He tends to slip into dream land just as we pull into our apartment complex and will look up with lazy eyes when we open the car door as if to say, "I was happy here, leave me be"
Lunch and going to sleep went of without a hitch and I sat down to check my facebook, something I do regularly, and came across the quote above. It nearly stopped me in my tracks... I didnt scroll further down the page as quickly as I normally would. Then I came here to my sweet little blog where I always hope that words and feelings come together and flow on out in a manner that makes sense.
I had just sat in church for 3 hours and none of it touched me like that (though it was wonderful and uplifting, I am grateful I went) I stopped to think, If I had to be described in one word, if I had to narrow down my mission in life to one thing what would it be? If at the end of my life when everyone gathered together in a chapel to speak of me, what would they say? How would they tell of my life? Then the word "charity" came flying at me. I hope they would say I was charitable. I hope they say that I loved and served as the Savior did.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf said "the stronger our hope, the purer our charity. The things we hope for lead us to faith, while the things we hope in lead us to charity.
He continued on to state that "The scriptures say that there must be “an opposition in all things.” So it is with faith, hope, and charity. Doubt, despair, and failure to care for our fellowmen lead us into temptation, which can cause us to forfeit choice and precious blessings.
I hope that when I get down on life from today on that I will look for places to be charitable to others so I can combat those feelings of doubt and despair. I hope to be better and to choose wiser.
I hope that my children will see my efforts and follow in my path- that it will bring them joy. I hope my purpose will be defined by that one word and from then on I can grow and learn and become a woman He is proud of.
Happy Sunday dear friends :)