|Our RS history teaches us what we should do|
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Sister Julie Beck:
This meeting is a gift to all his daughters who long to know God's mind and will and to understand their responsibilities as Relief Society sisters.
Be watchful, prayerful and inspired...not "silly" women.
Do the essential things everyday - prayer and scripture study.
Know and learn from the history of Relief Society. A new history will be available next year. Our history is valuable because it teaches us principles, purposes and patterns. It elevates and validates the value of women. It demonstrates how we work with the Priesthood brethren.
What helps you be steadfast and immovable?
- Knowledge of His love
- Hope of fulfilled blessings
- Knowledge of truth
4 things you can do:
2. Scripture study
Early sisters of the Relief Society traveled from house to house, moved with compassion, love, mercy, to succor, teach, minister, know and serve. Making a difference.
The beauty of visiting teaching is seeing lives change...having our hearts knit together in love.
To be a better visiting teacher...just LISTEN. Know that it is never "done".
Do no judge another's actions, inaction, words or appearance.
We don't know another's heart or circumstances.
Appearances can be so deceiving.
Charity is the opposite of judging. Charity manifests itself when we are tolerant of others and lenient toward their actions; the kind of charity that forgives; the kind of charity that is patient.
Mother Theresa said, "If you judge people you have no time to love them."
Each one of us is doing the best we can with the challenges that come our way.