Saturday, June 4, 2011

Reminded

I've been reminded what true, Christ-like friendship, charity, service and love are over these last couple of weeks. I've seen amazing examples of all of those things and just been blown away by them. I've been reminded that Christ-like friendship, charity, service and love should be given freely and without thought of the attention or acclaim we might receive because, after all, it's not about us. So, I've been reminded that humility is a huge part of all of it. In fact, it might be the most essential element. I've seen wonderful examples of service given quietly, lovingly and selflessly and it's brought me to tears many times. I've been reminded that we need to do things for others simply because we should. We have to. And that we should do things without being asked and we shouldn't do it grudgingly, or complain while doing it. Even if what we're doing might be difficult, not our idea of a good time, or take time. So what! Losing ourselves in those things is what Jesus Christ would have us do and if we really want to be more like him, we should. And when we finally figure it out and really do it, things that we thought were difficult will be easy, time we didn't think we had will be there and our love, understanding, empathy and appreciation for others will grow to unimaginable heights. I'm so glad I was reminded of these simple truths.

3 comments:

Erin said...

These are great and very important truths to remember. It is also my job to teach this to my children. (And it is a VERY difficult job sometimes...)

Rebecca: said...

Thank you for the reminder.

Christa said...

Erin - We've really been focusing on teaching our kids these things. We've had lots of FHE lessons, actual life lessons (experiences), etc. It's been difficult for us too, :)

Rebecca - you're welcome! I needed a big reminder too! :)