Sunday, June 14, 2020
In the midst of the 2020 protests and riots, my small Wyoming community held an interfaith prayer vigil in a local park. Several preachers and pastors spoke, church choirs sang, the mayor and town police chief each spoke. It was a proactive attempt to unite our community and recognize God’s hand is needed to achieve such goals. It was a lovely effort but the greatest lesson I received that night came from a personal observation that had nothing to do with what was preached or pleaded. It came from watching a little girl play on the playground equipment while waiting for her family attending the vigil.
I don’t want to use the word ‘favorite’ but if I did this might be it. Or at least one of the talks that struck a chord with me. Because as a human, I have done some pretty dumb things and I know I have hurt other people. Not physically but for a quiet person I sure stick my foot in my mouth. A lot.
I worked with a co-worker who always operated in self-preservation mode. It was exhausting for me because I had to toe the mark. There was no give. Me being the human that I am tends to make mistakes. Daily. So this really didn’t work out too well for me. Continue reading
The thing is
we see the need
when another should do the deed. Continue reading
by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
This is much easier said than done. Perhaps that is why it needs to be said so many times? Continue reading
you meant no harm
by your actions
or with your words. Continue reading