Saturday, April 18, 2015

Realization through the eyes of Christ

I am standing looking up into the eyes of the Christus, a depiction of my Savior. I have seen this statue many times in different environments and yet this time it feels so different, so real, so sacred. Perhaps it is because there is no one else in the room just me alone with the Christus and my thoughts. I stare into his eyes. I imagine what I would say to my Savoir if it was Him standing in front of me. I start to pour out my heart asking for forgiveness for my many, many shortcomings. I ask Him to be with me, to guide me, to comfort me. I feel like a broken record as my heart pleads to be more like Him. What would you have me do better? How can I better follow your path?....

And then I had a flash back to this morning when I lost my temper with my children and spoke to them in angry tones urging them to get into the car. Then these words pierced my heart;

And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; 
that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings
 ye are only in the service of your God.

I knew in that instant my actions and attitudes to my children were the way I treated my Savior. I looked deeper into His eyes and through hot tears I asked for forgiveness. I decided that I needed to treat my children the way I would treat my Savior. I needed to serve them more fully and wholeheartedly. 

I turn and walk out the door to my car and view my service to my children differently. The way I treat them, serve them, love them is the way in which I am treating, serving and loving my Savior. 

All I can say to my Savior is Thank-you for teaching me how to better follow your path. 

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