A Reminisce in the Rush

Just doing a bit of reminiscing, and stumbled upon some encouraging words on the LDS (Latter Day Saints) website from a President Dieter F.Uchtdorf, a member of the LDS church.

So often we get caught up in life’s busy-ness and later harbour regrets; but here, Uchtdorf talks about the example of Jesus, (our great Servant King!): giving time to those people around Him, and seeing always their “infinite value”.

Uchtdorf says:

“Isn’t it true that we often get so busy? And, sad to say, we even wear our busyness as a badge of honor, as though being busy, by itself, was an accomplishment or sign of a superior life.

Is it?

I think of our Lord and Exemplar, Jesus Christ, and His short life among the people of Galilee and Jerusalem. I have tried to imagine Him bustling between meetings or multitasking to get a list of urgent things accomplished.

I can’t see it.

Instead I see the compassionate and caring Son of God purposefully living each day. When He interacted with those around Him, they felt important and loved. He knew the infinite value of the people He met. He blessed them, ministered to them. He lifted them up, healed them. He gave them the precious gift of His time”

Find the full speech (titled Of Regrets and Resolutions), click the link below! It’s really thought-provoking, and definitely worth a listen, or two!

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/10/of-regrets-and-resolutions?lang=eng#watch=video,  

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