Thursday, June 12, 2014

What is the meaning of life?

I read this today after seeing it pop-up in a Facebook newsfeed.  
(Thanks Ariel).

The article called Bingo several times for me, at a ward level.

"At my church, 90% of what we do is incestuous service; we make dinners for each other, we visit the sick within our own congregations, we go to the temple for our own families. On occasion, we have a community service "project" or the Relief Society makes prescribed hygiene and newborn kits from downloadable patterns available on the Church website. We rarely see the faces of those who most need our service".

May I break it down.
  • At my church, 90% of what we do is incestuous service; - True story, as far as service is concerned.
  • We make dinners for each other, we visit the sick within our own congregations, we go to the temple for our own families. - Correct, correct and not often enough.
  • On occasion, we have a community service "project" - Never.
  • Relief Society makes prescribed hygiene and newborn kits from downloadable patterns available on the Church website - Rare.
  • We rarely see the faces of those who most need our service - True. If you aren't at church on Sundays, you aren't important enough.
I could back these up with examples that would rock your socks off.
The only reason I visit teach is because my visiting teachers take the time out for me each month and in my attempt to pay it forward, I visit teach. Note to self: Get onto that this month.
I grasped her points, they're diverse, but I understood the talk differently to her.
42.