I ran across the following story in the CHURCH NEWS:
"Visiting teaching has always been a priority for Afton Van Kampen and Alta Roskelley of the Pleasant Valley 4th Ward in the Ogden Utah Pleasant Valley Stake. These two cousins became visiting teaching partners in November of 1990 when Sister Roskelley moved to South Ogden."
Okay. Great. These cousins have been visiting teaching partners for 24 years. That's wonderful. But that's not what makes the story so great. Read on for the punch.
"Sister Van Kampen is now 102 and Sister Roskelley is 100, but they still haven't missed a month in all of their years of visiting teaching together. 'We both feel it is an important calling,' said Sister Van Kampen. 'It's something you should do, and you've been called to do it.'"
That pretty well puts any excuses I or anyone else might offer for not doing their visiting teaching to rest. In fact, it leaves any excuses I make for anything I don't get done in the dust. What a slacker I am.
Joy for today: learning from two centenarians and resolving to do better.