Sunday, Spike will give his primary talk on that subject. As I have been pondering on the topic to help direct Spike in his preparations, I was trying to figure out where he acts in those doctrines.
Here is our story:
We have a lovely widow neighbor who lives across the street from us. She is amazing and super sweet. Her heart is good! For whatever reasons, she adores Spike. I think part of it is that she hears him yell and scream at us when we leave the house without a kiss and a hug. He screams until we turn around and come back to give him one. Then he tells us that we forgot the rules, "Never leave without a hug and a kiss from Spike!" Anyway, our neighbor Susie loves Spike.
A few weeks ago, Susie brought us some dollar store plastic silverware to put into our flower garden to keep the cats from using it as a litter box. She gave the silverware to Spike. He thought it was his own, so he was extremely disappointed and angry when we used it the way Susie intended for us to. I promised him that I would get him some more. But I rarely go to the dollar store.
When she was over, Spike told her how disappointed he was that we had used the silverware she purchased for him to put into the flower garden. And he asked her to get him more plastic dishes. Susie readily agreed.
She loved his card so much, that she told me she was going to put it up on the wall.
We just need to recognize once in a while, that sometimes, just being ourselves brings light to others. We don't even need to go out of our way, even though sometimes we should, to share the light we have in our lives from the gospel of Jesus Christ!!
I really love our Susie neighbor!
Take a few moments today and thank those who bring that light to you, just by being themselves!