Do I look to the Savior as an example of how I should treat others? Am I too busy hurried, and involved with worldly matters that I neglect what is really important? Am I making a difference in the lives of those around me?
Doctrine and Covenants 58:27-28
“Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness;
“For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward.”
Making A Difference
One day a man was walking along the beach upon which hundreds of starfish had been washed up and now lay stranded on the sand. As he continued walking, he noticed a young boy in the distance, picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. He approached the boy, and asked, “What are you doing?”
The boy replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. They need to be in the water, if I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t possibly make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then he looked up, smiled at the man, and said: “I made a difference to that one.”
From “Walking the Talk Together”
Challenge: Think of ways a woman could apply this scripture and story in her family. Develop a pattern of service in your life by choosing a family member you can help. Serve that person for at least a month. Record in your journal your actions and feelings about how this improved your relationship with that person.