What Have I Done for Someone Today?
It is a wonderful blessing to be guided by a true prophet of God! We love Thomas S. Monson so much! In this wonderful talk he shared one of his favorite poems!
"Many years ago I heard a poem which has stayed with me, by which I have tried to guide my life. It’s one of my favorites:"
I have wept in the night
For the shortness of sight
That to somebody’s need made me blind;
But I never have yet
Felt a tinge of regret
For being a little too kind.
"My brothers and sisters, we are surrounded by those in need of our attention, our encouragement, our support, our comfort, our kindness—be they family members, friends, acquaintances, or strangers. We are the Lord’s hands here upon the earth, with the mandate to serve and to lift His children. He is dependent upon each of us."
It is powerful and profound to be told by a true prophet, that God is depending on you. I know that his words are true. We need to be in tune with our Savior so He can depend on us to be His hands. Being in tune requires effort. We have to seek the spirit through daily prayer, scripture study, faithfully following the commandments, living with a humble heart and serving worthily in the temple. I testify that as we seek to follow Christ faithfully, He will be able to depend on us to be His hands. Beautiful things happen when Christ can depend on us. We will add sunshine and joy to others lives! We will spread hope and help others find peace. We will bring laughter to a lonely heart. It's like watching magic happen when you watch someone reach out with true Christ like love!:)