The Big Questions
3 hours ago
(I) talk of Christ . . . and (I) write according to (my understanding), that (my) children (and friends) may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. (2 Nephi 25:26)
"The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful."
Find people who need help badly that you haven't served in the past - and give them the help they really need, no matter how uncomfortable it makes you feel at first.
Go to a nursing home and sit with someone who has no family to visit her.
Go to a hospital and hold someone who is dying of AIDS.
Go to a school and read to little children.
Go to a homeless shelter for families and give them small gifts outside of the Christmas season.
Go to a battered women's shelter and help teach them job skills so they can survive on their own - or just hold a baby so a mother can get away for a few minutes.
Exactly what you do is up to you, but find someone who normally would qualify as a publican, sinner, leper or Samaritan in your eyes and serve them until you see them differently.
Choose whom and how you serve, but absolutely serve - and do it at a time and in a manner that is a real sacrifice, including giving up something else you would like to be doing.
If the Spirit is telling you to do something, he's likely to share that with others involved.
“It is given unto many to know the mysteries of God; nevertheless they are laid under a strict command that they shall not impart only according to the portion of his word which he doth grant unto the children of men, according to the heed and diligence which they give unto him … ”
"My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
"It is finished. Into thy hands I commend my spirit."
"Not everyone can be happy just by keeping the commandments, praying, attending church and reading the scriptures."
"If you only tried harder, you wouldn't be unhappy. It's all your fault. You're useless and hopeless."
"See, someone understands what you are going through. I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH. It's OK; I love you just as you are."