My husband is finally feeling better. He is at his bishop training meeting with the stake president tonight after the most difficult week of chemo recovery to date. I feel thankful that even though I wasn’t home or able to help him, many of you were.
We had an outpouring of compassion that helped him through this dufficult week. Last night Mary Merrill’s chicken and dumplings were the only thing his upset stomach could take all day.
Many of you may know how www.comeuntochrist.org has been doing some cool world-wide initiatives at Christmas and Easter for the past few years like #LIGHTtheWORLD. My daughter has been able to paricipate in a few of them and we’ve loved being able to rub shoulders with the amazing people at Boncom who create these campaigns and other super cool influencers who are involved in spreading the word.
This year the Easter Campaign will be Prince of Peace, another name for the Savior Jesus Christ. It will also focus on Principles of Peace. I love the clever play on words. What principles can we learn from Him that bring more peace to our lives?
The world-wide Easter video that will be released before April 1st is focused on 8 peace-making principles taught during the Savior’s ministry: Faith, God’s Word, Compassion, Gratitude, Prayer, Forgiveness, Repentance, and Hope.
From now until Easter I will focus on these principles in my blog posts and spotlight people around us who radiate them.
Today I focus on the principle of compassion in the form of meals prepared for my husband and children while I was away. These families took time and resources from their own families to serve mine: the Bendas, the Martins, the Pettitts, the Merrills and the Johns. Your examples of compassion are related not only your love for us but your love for and your desire to be more like the Savior. As we follow His example, we find His peace.
You can join me this season by sharing and tagging examples of people who exemplify one or all of these 8 principles in your lives.