Happy Anyway

Happy Anyway

  1. Peacocks by a castle
  2. Beautiful big green bridges
  3. Guacamole
  4. The scenic route.
  5. Kürbiskernöl (Pumpkin seed oil)
  6. New opera singer friends who want to help do a big inter religion concert.
  7. Opening up a new box of copies of the Book of Mormon because you gave all the ones you had on the whole shelf away!!!
  8. Riotous thunder and lighting storms.
  9. Still having a good week even though almost all of your investigators are on vacation or unavailable.
  10. Not dying while giving a talk on Sunday. Auf deutsch!!! (In German)
  11. Living and breathing and being a missionary 🙂

We cannot simply repent of being weak–nor does weakness itself make us unclean. We cannot grow spiritually unless we reject sin, but we also do not grow spiritually unless we accept our state of human weakness, respond to it with humility and faith, and learn through our weakness to trust in God. When Moroni fretted about the weakness of his writing, God did not tell him to repent. Instead, the Lord taught him to be humble and to have faith in Christ. As we are meek and faithful, God offers grace–not forgiveness–as the remedy for weakness. Grace is an enabling power from God to do what we cannot do on our own (see Bible Dictionary, “Grace”)–the appropriate godly remedy by which He can “make weak things become strong.”

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It isn’t a sin to be weak. Wendy Ulrich

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