December 06, 2011

be kind.

this morning i read the first part of this talk to my kids.
The Savior is Counting on You, by Joe J. Christensen.
it was so good.
thought i'd pass it on.
today, i hope they are a little more kind to each other.

The scriptures teach us that whenever we are abusive, thoughtless, or unkind to others, “the devil laugheth, and his angels rejoice” (3 Ne. 9:2); also, that “the heavens withdraw themselves; the Spirit of the Lord is grieved; and when it is withdrawn, Amen [or the end] to the priesthood or the authority of that man” (D&C 121:37).
Maybe you have thought that doing these little kindnesses doesn’t make much difference, but as Alma said, “By small and simple things are great things brought to pass” (Alma 37:6). We also read: “Be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. [You are a great work in progress.] And out of small things proceedeth that which is great” (D&C 64:33).


Diana said...

Kindness will be the theme for our families this next year. So, I appreciate your thoughts.

astowers said...

Thank you for sharing this! What a great reminder for us all!

Joya said...

Thanks for the remembering! Really this is great sharing... Lovely to find your blog.

Best Tests

jenifer said...

joya- nice to meet you! i'm glad you found my blog too!

i hope you all know how much i love to read your comments. on the days when i wake up with some idea i want to post and a voice inside of me says "you're wasting your time" i shout back- i learn as i share, and if just one other person learns something from what i'm learning, it is worth it.
so, thanks for your comments.

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