After the Lord had cast seven demons out of her, Mary became one of the women disciples who supported Him and the twelve apostles from their own resources. And so it is worth celebrating. Most beef is tough. If we are not wise, these little things can soon cause major health problems that will limit our success and ability to serve.
Are you wise in your diet? She is consistent, persistent, and unwavering in her service. If we can be present with what is happening our lives can take on a quality they otherwise lack. We can also see our behaviour in terms of our values.
Most often it is with the perceived value of a person towards what he does.
She had often wondered if she was doing any good or meeting the needs of the women she served. In this scripture, God explains to the children of Israel that although victory is certain, it can not happen all at once. If we overlook the small challenges we encounter each day, we will ignore what matters most.
And as we focus on the negatives of life, even the tiniest and smallest of thing, we attract more of those negatives that lead us to more hardship. That is how she was made worthy to see and speak with the risen Christ, and then to proclaim the good news to the apostles.
As our sons have left our home for college and on missions, Sister Bednar and I have shared with them the following counsel: Little accommodations, and kindnesses. Well, stop blaming the negative circumstances or other people; blame yourself for choosing to look at the negative things instead of focusing your time and energy into your purpose, dreams or goals in life.
He can make immodest dress and suggestive behavior seem very acceptable. If you focus on the big things you can devalue most of your life. We should learn from her holy and humble example not to ignore, reject, or diminish the importance of the seemingly small opportunities for serving Christ that we have each day.
Or deal with what we have to deal with. Brothers and sisters, performance and accomplishment are rarely the result of gigantic and dramatic efforts expended in a relatively short period of time.
Because if not, every day, those who suffer with pessimism will be forced to focus on the negatives of life that they forget to live in the present and prepare for the future. As we reflect upon our roles and goals and responsibilities and challenges, may we all recall the imagery suggested in section of the Doctrine and Covenants: If we were to meet him, we would find him very pleasant and perfect in all his relationships and dealings with each individual.
And when seemingly small acts of devotion like staying with Christ as He died and then going to the tomb to anoint His dead body enabled her to become the first to witness and proclaim His resurrection, there was surely no one more surprised than Mary Magdalene.
This is not to threaten you, but to make you aware of how you can be powerful in altering your own life through every smallest thing that you do.
In a day, think of how many times you complain on the things in your life, no matter how small or big they are? Come back to ourselves we can get settled again, focused, perhaps even a touch elated. On one occasion this good sister was told by a woman she had served for many years as a visiting teacher, "I and my family are active in the Church today because of you.
And there was also written upon them a new writing, which was plain to be read, which did give us understanding concerning the ways of the Lord; and it was written and changed from time to time, according to the faith and diligence which we gave unto it.
Let me simply suggest that ordinary people who consistently and diligently do simple things will produce extraordinary results.
Those who commune with the One Who offered Himself for the salvation of the world have an obligation to offer every dimension of their lives for union with Him in holiness. Like them, Mary surely adopted a transient way of life as they went with Him from town to town and shared in the many challenges of the ministry of the Kingdom.
As guideposts or landmarks. If we are clear on our values and priorities then life becomes simpler. Our lives do not go from one exciting and spectacular adventure to another.The Importance of Being Faithful in Small Things. Source: Eastern Christian Insights. That is precisely how Mary Magdalene lived her life and became a glorious saint.
The Lord did not require her to do something impressive on a grand scale, but only to be faithful to Him each day in the circumstances that she faced.
Our lives do not go from. Condensed from an address delivered at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 26 October The question is not one of managing time, but one of managing ourselves with the time we have.
The so-called little things are really important if we are to gain eternal life. Whether it's little acts of kindness, little words of encouragement, little acts of unkindness or little acts of thoughtless deeds, little things play a big role in, and are a major part of, our lives. It's the small things that matter.
This is a lesson we've all heard hundreds of times, and probably taken for granted each and every time. My grandmother always says to be the best "gift getter" you can be, which goes hand in hand with appreciating the small things. The importance of small things can lead to the difference between success or failure.
Getting the basics down is called fundamentals or a foundation (think building a house)! If the foundation is not solid, meaning the small things are missing or lacking, that house will suffer or fall sooner than later. The Importance of Being Faithful in Small Things: Homily on Saint Mary Magdalene for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost and the Eighth Sunday of Matthew in the Orthodox Church.
July 21, Our lives do not go from one exciting and spectacular adventure to another. Familiar routines and responsibilities fill our .Download