We have all heard how dangerous it is to drive while distracted. Hundreds die every year in accidents caused by distracted drivers. There are billboards along the freeway reminding us that no text is worth dying over. Obviously, I am not the only one distracted by my phone 24/7. But have we really given any thought to the other distractions in our lives, and what they are taking away from us? Let me illustrate.
“Jesus said love everyone. Treat them kindly too. When your heart is filled with love, others will love you.”
I have to start off by telling you that this is not a rant post. Keep reading, it will surprise you.
You’re blissfully happy, having found that special one you want to marry. He proposes and you say yes. You start planning the wedding. And the stress begins, and pretty soon you’re wondering if all this headache is worth it. Sound familiar?
One of my favorite children’s songs has these lyrics: “Where love is, there God is also. Where love is, we want to be.” I am humming it to myself right now.
Today at church we had Stake Conference, where many congregations (called Wards) met together. I think our Stake has 10 congregations all together. So it was a bigger crowd than on a usual Sunday. The meeting was very uplifting, and the chance to see friends in other congregations was fun. As we sang the closing hymn, I had a life changing experience.