by Kari Diane Pike
I've spent the last three hours typing and deleting, typing and deleting, typing...well, you get it. I'm at the summer ANWA retreat and there is so much going through my head right now, I keep writing in circles. I think I need to just share a couple of thoughts that came to me yesterday, during the drive up to Show Low and after a tour of James Artimus Owens' studio in Taylor, AZ.
Life isn't about being better than others. It isn't about making other people feel smaller in order to make yourself feel bigger. The Savior lived a life of love and compassion and service. Life is about learning how to emulate the Savior: learning who we are and why we are here. Life is about allowing the Savior to help us be better than we can be by ourselves, and then doing all we can to help others be more than they can be on their own.
It is impossible for me, by myself, to do everything that I am asked. But if I invite the Savior to be with me, to walk with me -- with the power He brings, I can do hard things. Not only that, but my faithfulness can be a blessing to all of my family.
It's all about the love.