I was reading my scriptures this morning in Ether 12, which I highly recommend for everyone to reread. It is instructive how the Lord talks with Moroni about his weakness, one of which, was in writing. I immediately thought to myself wow, he is a great writer. I on the other hand struggle with what to say and how to say it. I struggle with proper placement of commas and periods and everything else in between. I now notice great writing and editing.
Hopefully my writing will improve with time, but what is truly important, is my sure witness of the Father and Son. They live and love us more than we will ever know. I am surprised how involved they are in our lives. The little things mean something to Them, because they mean something to us. I am humbled by the grace and mercy they give to all of their children, regardless of obedience. I see people changing their lives, little by little, getting better, being kinder to their spouse and children. I weep when they leave the Bishop’s office in gratitude for a loving Father in Heaven. He truly cares and loves them unconditionally. I feel that unconditional love He has for them and me. I know that is how we need to be.
Our spouse is the first one that needs to feel this unconditional love, then children and then the people around us, especially if we are an employer or church leader. We need to treat our employees as we would want to be treated. We have a sacred trust when we have the power to fire someone or dictate what wage we pay them. Be generous and the Lord will be generous with you, a hundred times more.
In closing I want to leave you with a thought from President David O. McKay. It is from a private blog that has incredible material and people on it. Joshua Mariano runs the blog. He was the person that researched all the quotes and material for the Book: “The Triumph of Zion”. He is a wonderful person.
I want everyone to think about the light that emanates from us, does it have a brightness that people will notice and will want to know more? It cannot be faked, it is a direct result of the righteous thoughts and desires we have.
“Every person who lives in this world radiates light, which affects and influences every other person in the world. Our choices in life determine what we really are. The radiance of the light that emanates from our countenance is determined by the choices we make, and is a powerful force in human relationships. And every person is the recipient of that radiation. The Savior was conscious of that reality; and to a degree so are we.
Whenever Jesus came into the presence of an individual He was conscious of a light emanating from that person’s soul, and which was mirrored in his countenance. He knew the behavior and conduct, and the choices a person had made because that behavior and those choices were reflected by the radiating light in one’s countenance. My dear brothers and sisters, we must make nobler choices. We must not encourage vile thoughts or low aspirations. We shall radiate them if we do. Every moment of life we are affecting, to a degree, the life of every other person with whom we may come in contact, and who comes within the sphere of our influence.
Every person is affecting every other person who lives. We cannot for one moment escape this emanation, this radiation of light that emanates from our countenance. Life is a constant state of radiation and absorption of light. To exist is to radiate light; to exist is to be the recipient of light. And we choose the qualities we permit to be radiated by the light within us, determined by our behavior, and by the choices we make.”
[The Prayer of Adam and Eve by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw (A. F. Segal, Paul, p. 152. President David O. McKay)]