Christmas has arrived. This one is special for a lot of reasons. Family all being home right at the top of that list. Another has been the Philanthropy work we are a part of. I have had time today to catch my breath between baking, fun with the family and a nap. In a moment of reflection I have considered the words of our Savior. “Feed my sheep.” These three words have always made me consider what I should be doing. In my mind the Savior was directing us to look after one another. To not just look out for the temporal needs of each other but to nourish the spiritual. To provide an environment and circumstance to feel and experience faith, hope and love. Section 18 of the Doctrine & Covenants speaks of the Joy you will have if you bring one soul to Christ. As the World has deteriorated in the last couple of decades, the one thing we have noticed is a loss of Hope. As Hope dims the chasm between the individual and God widens. Our belief is when we can stir the embers of Faith and Hope people tend to move towards Christ. Somehow, despite ourselves, we have been fortunate to be a part of some great ongoing projects. They didn’t happen overnight. Took many years to evolve into what they are today and many willing hands. This year required financial sacrifice beyond what the funding allowed. It hurt, but we forged ahead. Tonight we experienced a miracle that returned to us many times what we personally donated. This was manna from Heaven at a most unexpected time. A message of validation that when you are on the Lord’s errand, he leads the way. I have been so encouraged by the many stories others have shared with us in what acts of Charity they are doing. It is inspiring to see others discovering the Joy of Charity. Kindness can be big or small, either way it always leaves an impression. We have been so blessed and my heart is full of Joy. God lives. Jesus is the Christ and the Atonement is real. Merry Christmas.
“We may not be able to change the World but we can change the World for one person.”
“In a World where we can be anything, be Kind”