Friday, July 11, 2014

Day 182, July 11

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, a counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said: “You wonderful sisters render compassionate service to others for reasons that supersede desires for personal benefits. In this you emulate the Savior, who, though a king, did not seek position, nor was He concerned about whether others noticed Him. He did not bother to compete with others. His thoughts were always tuned to help others. He taught, healed, conversed with, and listened to others. He knew that greatness had little to do with outward signs of prosperity or position. He taught and lived by this doctrine: ‘He that is greatest among you shall be your servant.’”

Visiting teaching need not be confined to members of the Mormon Church.  Tending to those in need, visiting those who can't get out, helping another in need, is the mission of everyone.  When we take a meal ... or a smile ... to someone, we are acting as Christ would.  When we tend someone's children, we are acting as Christ would.

Joy for today:  acting as Christ would.                              

1 comment:

  1. I always love everything that President Uchtdorf says. I especially liked the part about "he did not bother to compete with others".