I've been thinking a lot about charity lately. It's such a pure attribute that we will most likely not be able to achieve it in this impure, mortal state, but we can always be working towards it. I can't remember where I heard this quote, but it has always stuck with me. "Sometimes charity is just saying nothing." When I heard that quote, the hymn, Nay Speak No Ill, instantly popped into my head.
Then speak no ill, but lenient be
To other’s failings as your own;
If you’re the first a fault to see,
Be not the first to make it known.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Slow down everyone you're moving too fast
Frames can't catch you when you're moving like that
Are we moving too fast? Is life too busy? We often find ourselves are running here, there and everywhere. We may think to ourselves, "Where has the time gone?" Many times, our life is filled with so many activities and events that we don't have time to stop and focus on the things that really matter. Addressing the same topic, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf said, "We would do well to slow down a little, proceed at the optimum speed for our circumstances, focus on the significant, lift up our eyes, and truly see the things that matter most."
There's nothing wrong with stepping back and slowing down. With all of the different things we have to fit into our schedule, are we remembering to fit in those things that matter most? Do we make it a point to put the precious things first in life, or is our life constantly cluttered so much that we cover those things up? We must find the balance. That is when we can excel. May we all manage our minutes better to make room for those things that matter most.