“Now is the best time to reclaim the descendants of ancient Israel who have lost their true identity.
The stage is set for the final dramatic scenes to be enacted. You will be the principal players. You are among the last laborers in the vineyard. This is the service for which you are chosen.” -E. Dean Larsen 1983
Most of you know that I’m not that kind of person who starts a conversation and keeps it going, especially if it’s about spiritual or religious stuff. So this story about my day is quite unusual haha!I was waiting for a pedicab on my way home and this old-but not-that-old pedicab driver waved and asked if I’m going home already.
We quite knew each other and each other’s belief quite well and all I do when he talks about religion was to nod and say yes to everything he is saying. You know, just to show some respect but I do appreciate his stories about his religion and his views about our life.
I had the chance to ride his pedicab like 5 times already until today, the 6th ride is different–much different (Well, each 5 rides are totally different from another haha). Members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are taught to invite others to come unto Christ *insert “our purpose” here lol* so as a member of the church I invited “Mang Boy” that IF he has a free time (coz we all know that he is not a member of the church and he has lotsa priorities to do) he is so welcome to come to church and investigate and if he likes playing basketball he can join the boys every Friday night and play.
I’ve wanted to invite the pedicab driver since the 2nd ride coz he looks like he’s been looking for an answer and he looks like he knows stuff but still needs an answer but the human me is taking over. Like “hoy ale! Di yan papayag. Ire-reject ka niyan!”
I don’t wanna get rejected or what not, I hate myself for that but idk tho, invitation just came right out of my mouth like I was not the one talking. And after that invitation, I got goose bumps knowing that he already has his own copy of the Book of Mormon and he has read it.
You might say this is weird but this one’s true! The Holy Ghost does its job! It felt and it feels good that I got to invite Mang Boy. He may reject my invitation but one thing’s for sure; his questions might soon be answered maybe not by me but by someone who’s an authorized servant of Heavenly Father—the missionaries:)
Seriously, I never tried doing fasting before because I really can’t stop eating(I might cry). But a good kid(a return missionary actually) told me that it’s not always food. At first I was like “what are you saying, weirdo?” And then as He explain briefly, I totally understand.
What he’s trying to say is that if you really can’t go a day without food, or if you’re on meds that requires you to consume something before taking it. Then maybe it’s time for you to do another option. Like for example, don’t watch a TV for a day or if you drink soda, maybe try to drop it at least for a day or two. Or in teens, maybe disconnect yourself from any social media sites or stop using your mobile phones. The options are endless. Only you can decide which is which.
Some people justify things. And you really can’t stop them from doing that because they’re still human.
But here’s the thing about fasting. While doing, you have to stay focus spiritually. Try studying the scriptures or listen to hymns or just reflect on life and say thanks.
***this is just my opinion. I’m not against any church teachings. Just trying to help people having trouble fasting***