Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A Great Quote To Ponder
As I was working on my Gospel Doctrine class on Preparing for the Second Coming, I found a wonderful quote by Elder Oaks from a 2004 General Conference talk. This has really made me think.
“What if the day of His coming were tomorrow? If we knew that we would meet the Lord tomorrow—through our premature death or through His unexpected coming—what would we do today? What confessions would we make? What practices would we discontinue? What accounts would we settle? What forgivenesses would we extend? What testimonies would we bear?”
That sure gave me a lot to think about. What are we waiting for? Someone in my class made the comment on Sunday that she needed to remember that the Savior's Coming is a reality.
I was reminded this past week how fragile life is. One of my sisters lost a stepson in a work-related accident. He was only 33 years old and the day after the accident his wife gave birth to their second child.
At the end of our conversation my sister told me to love my family because you just never know.
Sidenote: I am continuing to run at least 5 days a week.