Somehow I got done with my job early today. I usually get at least 30min over time to finish up my work. I feel very good today. Plus I got day off tomorrow.
Well, I was reading a scripture today and it talks about humility. How important it is to be a humble. Life here on earth, we have tendency to seek our own interest, and sometime we become self-centered. That’s very dangerous because it stops our progression and eternal happiness.
When I was twenty years old, I served mission for my church. I was sent to California. First city I went was Stockton, where was known as the most ghetto city in California. There were so many crazy people who does drug, smoke marihuana, sleeping with teenagers etc. Yet, even living that kind of place, there were always humble people who are seeking for a little happiness. Who would that be… kids. All the children are so pure and humble. We can learn so much from them. Christ says, “be like a little child” The Lord didn’t mean that we should acting like a kid. We should be humble like children. I remember one boy who wanted to study a scripture with me. We always sat on driveway in hot hummed summer and reading scripture together. One time I asked, “Why do you want to study a scripture?” He replied, “Because I want to be a good boy so that my mom won’t shout at me.” This beautiful boy wanted to study scripture to become a better person for his mom. How humble he was. His mom even needed to read scripture more than he did. Later on, his mom took his scripture away and told him not to see me any more. That was pretty sad, but I know that he will keep a good spirit with him.
“Be humble! Recognize that everything you have ? your time, your talents and skills, your health and energy, your accomplishments, and your very lives- come as free gift from the Lord. How grateful we ought to be to think that He knows who we are, and that He is waiting to guide our every steps.” (Gordon B. Hinckley)