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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Don't let it Melt!

One of my favorite foods/deserts/hot day snacks is ice cream.  Probably not the best thing to love and adore, but it's something I enjoy.  Picture the classic giant ice cream cone.  Flavor upon flavor stacked about 4 scoops high.  After that cone gets into your hands what are you going to do?  Eat it right?  The consequence of not eating it right away is having it drip all the way down your arm and onto the ground.  Talk about yuck and a waste of perfectly good ice cream.
Frequently I have been told "you missionaries push too hard,"  "this seems to fast," or "I want to take my time."  Sometimes, all of this is true .  But, there is a reason for the urgency we give our message and why we push for action.  When someone receives a prompting from the Holy Ghost or a witness of truth from him, we are expected to act.  If we don't act, those promptings and feelings will just wither away into nothing.  Melt away and leave us with nothing but a vague remembrance of what we once had.
Maybe, instead of commenting on how pushy or persistent missionaries are, you should consider why we are.  It is all out of love and concern.  Don't let your ice cream melt away!  Take action and eat it up.


Sister Brook Kenemore said...

I LOVE ICE CREAM TOO!! do you remember when we ate like 10 of those minutemaid icee things from sister Harder?? that was the greatest! p.s. i had ice cream and sushi for lunch today! yummy!
I love this post! its so true, we are only "pushy" for a reason, b/c we know that God has sooo many blessings instore for us and the fast we get on the bandwagon the fast the blessing will come! and of course also because we LOVE them and desire there salvation!

Elder Brian Menasco said...

Its true! I really try to act when the prompting is still good, and not running all over my hand and such.

Sister Tucker said...

How true that is! And so perfect for experiences I've had this week. The only reason we push is because we love them and want them to have the happiness that we have!

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