She crossed the room to the window, reached up and slowly withdrew the shutters, opened the curtain, and let in the morning light. I would like at this time to thank my wife for opening up the shutters and letting in her light and her life and sharing it with me.
I would not be here today without her love and companionship. This withdrawal will ultimately lead us to rebellion against those who would like to be our friends, those who can help us most, even our family. But worst of all, we finally reject ourselves. Those who are alone and lonely should not retreat to the sanctuary of their private thoughts and chambers.
Such retreat will ultimately lead them into the darkening influence of the adversary, which leads to despondency, loneliness, frustration, and to thinking of themselves as worthless. After one thinks of himself as worthless, he then ofttimes turns to associates who corrode those delicate spiritual contacts, rendering their spiritual receiving antennas and transmitters useless.
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What good is it to associate with and ask advice of someone who is disoriented himself and only tells us what we want to hear? That is difficult for a father to say to his son, but it is the truth. The disposition to ask assistance from others with confidence, and to grant it with kindness, should be part of our very nature.
When I was a young boy in Long Island, New York, a robin built her nest every year on the roof of our home. We used to watch as she had her little ones. She fed them and nurtured them. And when it was time for them to fly, she gently and lovingly would nudge them out of the nest. Then the mother would go down to the ground and help them learn how to find their food and teach them how to fly. She wanted to help them to be on their own.
Loneliness and withdrawal take us as a pawn off the board in the game of life.
Whittier best described life and our dependence on each other when he wrote:. Yes, we started with our Heavenly Father. We came to this life. I have a very simple testimony. I know that God lives.
I know that Jesus is the Christ. I know that we came to this life with a purpose and that the greatest joy we will receive will be those acts of love and service that we do for others. Through this love and service we ourselves grow in strength and testimony and have the blessings of our Heavenly Father poured out upon ourselves and our families. I have also found in life that there is none too great to need the help of others.
If only we could live our lives as our prophet, Spencer W.
That we might understand this basic principle of the gospel, having love for and allowing ourselves to be loved by our fellowmen, is my prayer in the name of Jesus Christ. Show Hide. This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. The Gore RSA had maintained its strength over the years as it had welcomed associate members into its ranks, Mr Wing said.
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The world is filled with yellow canaries with gray on their wings. The pity is that so precious few of them have learned to sing. Perhaps the clear notes of proper example have not sounded in their ears or found lodgment in their hearts. All they want is to be somebody. All of us are prone to excuse our own mediocre performance.
We blame our misfortunes, our disfigurements, or our so-called handicaps. Envy and discouragement then take their toll. Can we not appreciate that our very business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves? To live greatly, we must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility. True, we live in a world where moral character ofttimes is relegated to a position secondary to facial beauty or personal charm. We read and hear of local, national, and international beauty contests.
Athletic prowess, too, has its following. The games and contests, the Olympics, the tournaments of international scope bring forth the adoring applause of the enthralled crowd. Such are the ways of mankind. But what are the inspired words of God? Sham and hypocrisy found no place with the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
He denounced the scribes and Pharisees for their vanity and shallow lives, their pretense and feigned righteousness. They, like the beautiful yellow canaries, were outwardly handsome, but a true song came not from their hearts.
The Master could be found mingling with the poor, the downtrodden, the oppressed, and the afflicted. He brought hope to the hopeless, strength to the weak, and freedom to the captive. It motivated Paul.
It can determine our personal destiny. Can we make the decision to follow in righteousness and truth the Redeemer of the world? With his help, a rebellious boy can become an obedient man, a wayward girl can cast aside the old self and begin anew.
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Indeed, the gospel of Jesus Christ can change lives. When the Savior sought a man of faith, he did not select him from the self-righteous throng who were found regularly in the synagogue. Rather, he called him from among the fishermen of Capernaum. While teaching on the seashore, he saw two boats near the lakeshore.