Monday, September 30, 2013

Hold On, Hope On

Its important to have the courage, when our stewardship requires it and the Holy Ghost prompts it, to be able to boldly instruct and admonish or testify to someone we love.

Just as important as boldness, however, is something that I think is much harder to learn:  there are times where the most effective thing we can do--perhaps sometimes the only thing we can do--is to be kind, be an example of faith and a happy giver of service, while simply patiently hoping.  Be kind, be forgiving, be an example of the Gospel in action to whatever degree you are able, and then just hope on.  Let your life be your testimony, in times when words fall on deaf ears.

Trust me, as dark as it can sometimes seem, there is always cause for hope.  So, as Elder Holland said, "Be kind, and be grateful that God is kind.  It is a happy way to live."

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