Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Parable of the Pizza

So first off, please don't laugh to hard at the ensuing story. And I promise it will all make sense in the end. :)

So once upon a time Sister Smith and her companion decided they wanted to make pizza for dinner. So they did... or they attempted to.
Their hopes for a delicious pizza were crushed.

But there is a lesson to be learned, and not just a cooking lesson.
A lesson on FAITH and on CHRIST.

Through the scriptures we learn how true faith in centered on Jesus Christ and His Atonement. And that as we learn to apply the Atonement we are able to be forgiven, recieve the help and strength that we need, and be with our families again.

In our desire for a quick meal we failed to think thoroughly about the decisions we were making. This is like us in life in sooo many ways. We get busy, distracted, and have differing desires and we fail to think about the consequences our choices have on us in our lives.
When this happens, like our pizza, we begin to fall, to get caught in the traps of Satan. And Life is No fun!

With in these traps, we are faced with another choice, to remain where we are, or to look for help and relief through Jesus Christ.  I love this quote by Sister Beck:

An image of trees with yellow leaves, combined with a quote by Sister Julie B. Beck: “It is not possible to make real change all by ourselves.”  We cannot do it by ourselves! When we are in these traps, and even if we are not. We can only making lasting changes through Faith in Jesus Christ. I know that I have been able to experience the power of His Atonement in my life. And I know that there is true freedom in keeping His commandments and striving to be a little better today than we were yesterday. Although it is hard, it is ALWAYS worth it. 

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