Hard Week Ya'll
lots of progressing investigators dropped us
but we will pray for hope and keep going :)
Agency is sometimes the most difficult thing to accept and love.
-especially the agency of others.
"Men are that they MIGHT have Joy"
What are other things that we might do?
I bought chicken, mayo, grapes, and celery that I might make chicken salad
Ryan worked hard that he might do well in his crossfit competition
Leslie took some pictures of Seths graduation that she might remember it
A cancer patient endured chemo and radiation that she might live longer
We teach that someone might accept the gospel and follow the covenant path
That we might repent
and be worthy to inherit the kingdom of God
mankind exists that we might have JOY
so what sways that statement?
but even then...
even if Ryan works out, Leslie takes pictures, chemo is endured, we teach all day Christ's gift is available to all and mankind exists
Ryan might still not do well in his competition, Leslie might still forget a lot about the graduation, people might not listen to our teachings, we still might forget to repent, and we still might not have joy even though we exist.
if the statement started with
When we keep the commandments
(the rest would say)
we WILL have joy
If we keep an eternal perspective and rely upon Jesus Christ whose matchless life and infinite Atonement have had more of a profound impact upon all who ever have and will yet live upon the Earth.
We Will. Have. Joy.
and retain it
We exist that we might, we persist and we will.
"Have a Nice Daisy"