Shoutout to Bruce

Hey everyone another week in the books,

We had a pretty solid week this week. Continued to do some service which keeps us busy. We had interviews with President and it’s always super hype to talk with him.

Narine had his interview yesterday for baptism and he passed! I love that guy hes so humble and kind. He just keeps telling us how much he appreciates us and always shares his testimony of the power of the Gospel.

Shout out to my friend Bruce. Apparently I have more of an internet presence than what I thought, this spiritual thought is for you buddy 🙏 “So I believe that Jesus did not intend His sermon on this subject to be a verbal hammer for battering us about our shortcomings. No, I believe He intended it to be a tribute to who and what God the Eternal Father is and what we can achieve with Him in eternity. In any case, I am grateful to know that in spite of my imperfections, at least God is perfect—that at least He is, for example, able to love His enemies, because too often, due to the “natural man” and woman in us, you and I are sometimes that enemy. How grateful I am that at least God can bless those who despitefully use Him because, without wanting or intending to do so, we all despitefully use Him sometimes. I am grateful that God is merciful and a peacemaker because I need mercy and the world needs peace. Of course, all we say of the Father’s virtues we also say of His Only Begotten Son, who lived and died unto the same perfection.

I hasten to say that focusing on the Father’s and the Son’s achievements rather than our failures does not give us one ounce of justification for undisciplined lives or dumbing down our standards. No, from the beginning the gospel has been “for the perfecting of the saints, … till we … come … unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.” I am simply suggesting that at least one purpose of a scripture or a commandment can be to remind us just how magnificent “the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” really is, inspiring in us greater love and admiration for Him and a greater desire to be like Him.”

There is no need to be little ourselves for short comings and mistakes and there is absolutely zero need for us to be little others for mistakes when we make the same amount or more. We don’t believe perfection is possible because of our own ability to pull it out of us, we believe in it because we know God can. Just try to be a little better every day, do a little more, push a little bit and the progress will stack up.

Love you all have a good week!

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