Monday, July 01, 2013

Read a Good Book

I often wonder if what I read is a waste of time or not.  This was a message from our Gospel Doctrine class Sunday which is really good advice to follow.

President Ezra Taft Benson of the Quorum of the Twelve taught: “Today, with the abundance of books available, it is the mark of a truly educated man to know what not to read. … Feed only on the best. As John Wesley’s mother counseled him: ‘Avoid whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, takes off your relish for spiritual things, … increases the authority of the body over the mind’” (“In His Steps,” in 1979 Devotional Speeches of the Year [1980], 61).

Saturday night we had a missionary farewell for Michael D. going to Atlanta Mission.  It was pleasant to finally meet and talk to the Dad of the family--really lovely family.  The display of his activities this year were really great and the décor of the ribbons decorated with cut out ties was really charming.  The whole family gave very enjoyable talks today and Michael especially.  He will have a hard time topping that one when he comes back. 

Our chapel was filled on Sunday and it wasn't all visitors, so that is good.

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