Thursday, October 7, 2010

Look for the Good!!!

One of my favorite stories was told by Thomas S. Monson, who is the prophet of the church. It is about this elderly woman who passed away and had three canaries. Two of them were beautiful yellow color and were to be given to her friends. The third one was yellow, with gray on it's wings. No one wanted it, but the woman left a note for President Monson to make sure that this canarie go to a good home. She said while it might not look beautiful, it had the best song. He goes on to say that when Christ was on earth he was constantly found among those who would be considered poor, loners, and people who were looked down on because of their outward apperance. How many of us judge someone by the way they look on the outside? I know I do sometimes, and that is why this really made me think. One scripture that also has made me think of this is in 1st Samuel 16 verse 7, which says:

But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord aseeth not as bman seeth; for man looketh on the outward cappearance, but the dLord looketh on the eheart.

The world is filled with yellow canaries with gray on their wings. The pity is that so precious few have learned to sing. Let us be more mindful of those yellow canaries with gray on their wings, and help them. Just like the Savior would.

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