Sunday, June 3, 2012

May 23, 2012

Hello Fam!
Your little trip is coming up! Yay! Pictures, people, pictures!
I have been thinking a lot about how we will come to personally know Christ here on this life. I have been thinking about how He was perfect, and what that would have looked like. I was reading the parable of the talents (you know, the one where he gives one man 5 talents, one 2 talents and the last man 1 talent, and then all of them multiply their talents except for the last man, who buried his talent?) I think it is so interesting to read the response of the last man. Instead of admitting he had done wrong, he blamed the man who had graciously given him money in the first place and said that he 'reaps where he sows not.' (or something to that effect- I am paraphrasing). So basically what happened is he saw his own faults reflected on the man who gave him the talent. Do you think if we saw, walked and talked with the Savior today that we would be able to recognize that He is perfect? Or do you think we would see 'faults' in him because we will see our own weaknesses reflected back at us? It makes me wonder how clearly we really see the world.
I really like this quote. I have been thinking about why it seems so easy for so many people to mire in their own problems rather than step up and change your circumstances when you realize what to do (live the gospel!). 
Marianne Williamson:  “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.' We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others”.
Isn't that so true?
Sister Palmer and I are getting so good at teaching together! We met a man named Frank tracting the other day, and were able to teach him the Restoration. It is so neat to see progress! It is difficult teaching with someone else, let alone someone who is very different than you. But it is very rewarding! I love her! She is so funny and I love getting to know someone one such a personal level that you probably would never meet or associate with in 'real life.' Haha.
Love you all! Have so much fun on your little vacation!
Sister Kimber Mahrt

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