day 332: monument

Today I heard a friend speak in church, where he spoke about having our weaknesses become servants to us.  Where we do the bidding and not the other way around.

In my busy life lately I get some quiet time as I drive to and from campus, and I have found it a good time to reflect and rethink my actions. Recently I have found myself thinking about pride and forgiveness and other qualities that seem to be at odds. 

Making my weaknesses servants to me.  Making my own weaknesses become strengths.  Making myself more shaped and formed according to the gospel.  I have work to do.


gigi | July 18, 2010 at 5:55 PM

I think we all have work enough to do.

Jenny | July 18, 2010 at 8:01 PM

I like that thought, that my weakness could become my servants.

Unknown | July 19, 2010 at 8:09 AM

In C.S. Lewis's "The Great Divorce" there is this scene where a man has a lizard on his shoulder, whispering in his ear and driving him to distraction with promises of good behavior. It's clear the lizard is making the man miserable, but he is ambivalent about what to do. A nearby angel offers to kill the lizard, which eventually he does. The lizard screams and dies, and then is transformed into a stallion, which the man rides into the High Country.

I think this is what Moroni is talking about in Ether when he tells us that our weaknesses are given to us to be made into strengths.

Melanie Jacobson | July 19, 2010 at 12:57 PM

Good things to think about. They've been on my mind a lot this week, too.