Friday, September 3, 2010

Getting to Know You

Did you know that Sis. Bristol eats a hard boiled egg and toast for breakfast, Sis. Deleon eats a big ol' smoothie, Sis. Shell has to have her orange juice and Eggo waffles, and Sis. Hart doesn't eat breakfast at all? Also, did you know that Sis. Sugden was in a Disney commercial in her youth, Sis. June Ferrell taught seminary for 17 years, and Sis. Laurel Ferrell collects bells, seashells, and baskets? These are some of the fun things we learned about eachother last night.

Sis. Stout gave an excellent talk on how Relief Society got started and how we can focus on the meaning of our motto, "Charity Never Faileth."

Here's a quote from her words last night:

Marvin J. Ashton:

“We often equate charity with visiting the sick, taking in casseroles to those in need, or sharing our excess with those who are less fortunate. But really, true charity is much, much more.

“Real charity is not something you give away; it is something you acquire and make a part of yourself. And when the virtue of charity becomes implanted in your heart, you are never the same again. . . .

“Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended. . . . Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other.”

We had a wonderful time. Thanks to all that were able to make it and we missed all that could not. We'll catch you next time! :)

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