Saturday, August 20, 2011

Seven Wonders of the World Movie

Seven Wonders of the World Movie: It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle today that we naturally begin to take some of life’s most beautiful gifts for granted. I love watching this story unfold through the eyes of a child. It’s a reminder that our most priceless possessions were given to us free at birth.

I just finished writing a message for our Relief Society Newsletter. I chose the Primary's theme in August "My Body is a Temple". I had intended to stress the importance of modesty. I instead focused on how marvelous our bodies are. They truly are a gift. Sometimes we wrestle with our feelings for them...especially when our abilities or strengths have been compromised through sickness, injury or disease. Or when we feel so bombarded by the messages Satan blasts us with that tell us we are never pretty enough, talented enough, skinny enough, sexy enough, or just ...enough.

But I did close with a quote from President Hinckley, which Sister Bednar used at the end of her marvelous talk on modesty at BYU-Idaho. "Of all the creations of the Almighty, there is none more beautiful, none more inspiring than a lovely daughter of God who walks in virtue with an understanding of why she should do so, who honors and respects her body as a thing sacred and divine, who cultivates her mind and constantly enlarges the horizon of her understanding who nurtures her spirit with everlasting truth." (Ensign, Sept 1988, pg 11)

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