Lord, Is It I?

I love this talk that was given by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf at the October 2014 General Conference priesthood session. Though he was addressing the brethren that evening, the truth and light he taught applies to all of God's children. I am very grateful for President Uchtdorf's testimony and example! I feel blessed and lifted as I study the inspired messages he shares with the world!:)

Artwork by Breana!

"This business of beams and motes seems to be closely related to our inability to see ourselves clearly. I’m not sure why we are able to diagnose and recommend remedies for other people’s ills so well, while we often have difficulty seeing our own." quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The Savior taught, "Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? …

“… First cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”

Looking Through Windows

Motes and Beams

Your heart is quick to condemn and your soul is slow to learn,
You cast your stones at others and their kindness you spurn.
You desire good things for yourself and hope that others fall.
You place yourself on a pedestal and looking down you call,
There is a mote within your eye, just let me pull it out.
I look at you with sadness and walk away as you shout;
Oh my dear brother you are blinded by your hate,
You cannot see to help me, because your path is not straight.
You cannot lift me up or help me find my way.
You are lost yourself and I will heed not what you say.
Your stones of accusation fall carelessly to the ground.
The labels you assign me are cast away and can’t be found.
My judge, my Savior, my friend will decide in the end,
Am I a faithful daughter, a true disciple and His Friend?

Written by Michelene Glasson