Are you OK?

How are you coping? Are you OK?

Whilst out for my exercise allowance yesterday, I really appreciated our local beauty spot, known in our neighbourhood as “the Glen.” As I was admiring the charm of nature, my thoughts drifted into thinking about all of the material possessions I had accumulated in life. All those things I had worked so hard to acquire….. just did not matter at all.

A scripture from Matthew 6, ran through my mind “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal….For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also.”

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜? ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜?

I recognised very quickly that ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น that ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† matters is our family and relationships with others. Previously, I have recorded many thoughts about ownership and stewardship. We own very little and yet are stewards over much.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚?

These times of peril and adversity have a way of refocusing our priorities. The trials, hardships, difficulties and challenges of today ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น pass. How we choose how to act each day, will impact upon our family and personal relationships for generations to come. Please consider this counsel from a wise leader – Dieter F. Uchtdorf when he said โ€œWhy, then, do we devote so much of our time and energy to things that are so fleeting, so inconsequential, and so superficial? Do we refuse to see the folly in the pursuit of the trivial and transient?โ€

In these challenging times consider once again what really matters most, where does your treasure lie?