As always, links for the official message in html and pdf form are at the top, to the left.
I was caught slightly off-guard when I came across someone who felt that this month's message was pedestrian--a slight contrast from my opinion that this is an epic message. Quite a few people mentioned that this message felt different from all the others that have preceded it. My own feeling is that we received a "higher law" of visiting teaching this month.
|Quote from Julie B. Beck, Oct 2011 General Conference.|
Broadcasting the message once a month, then "over and out" until next month is officially a thing of the past. The suggestions given in this month's message about how to love, watch over, strengthen a sister are open-ended--not a checklist that can be marked off in a single day. They are ongoing throughout the month and belong in your daily planner instead of on a to-do list.
We already knew this information all along. But now, it's time for action. We've been charged with the responsibility for living it. In I Am a Child of God, the lyrics: "Teach me all that I must know" were replaced by "Teach me all that I must do". Knowledge has never been enough. "Becoming" also matters.
Here is the part of the message that I feel is the higher law. We will know if our visiting teaching labors have born fruit if our sisters can say:
1. My visiting teacher helps me grow spiritually.
2. I know my visiting teacher cares deeply about me and my family.
3. If I have problems, I know my visiting teacher will take action without being asked.
The first tag, "Measured by the depth of our charity" is here. It's on a 4 by 6" background, 300 dpi.
The second tag, "Pure Fruit" is here. And since these are such huge concepts, what could I do but make them 4 by 6", 300 dpi, right? Click on the links, then click on the images to enlarge them, then right-click to save to your computer.
You can upload the files to have them professionally printed as photos.
Thanks for visiting today! Have a great weekend.
NOTE: You can cut the background off the tags if you'd like, or save a little time by leaving the photo intact.