Today I got an email from one of my teachers who invited me to go horseback riding. I thought that she meant actually horseback riding but she actually meant going and helping autistic people. To be honest I didn't want to go but I went anyways. After being around them for a few hours I discovered those that were there for them and helping them. A scripture came to mind at the very end. "And again, how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those that are still publishing peace!" Mosiah 15:16
I then thought that that was what it was all about. That is what the gospel is all about. It taught me to have a deeper love and appreciation for those who are mentally disabled. I know that He loves even those who seem a bit strange to us. Who knows, maybe a bit strange to us maybe perfection in His eyes. Just a thought.
I am so grateful for this experience I was able to have. It taught me so much about His children and His teachings. I know that those are His children and they deserve to be loved and cared about just as much as those who are mentally stable.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Since I have been out here at college I have allowed myself to get so distracted by all the fun things. This has caused me to focus less on spiritual and school related things. It was as if I was walking away from the tree of life. I have been in a spiritual slump lately. I would always tell myself that tomorrow I would read and later I would do my work, but I seldomly, if ever, would. Tonight I started reading my scriptures. I read the first chapter in Nephi. I could feel a portion of the spirit and a portion of myself return. It felt good. I know that I have a long way to go and I can't gain back my lost time, but I can change the future. I can change the way I live my life right now. This is a goal of mine right now. My goal is to become a better daughter of God.