Saturday, November 14, 2009

Day #13: Religion in Life

I was able to go USU Institute's Religion Life yesterday. Bruce C. Hafen, a Seventy, was the guest speaker. It was so good. I have so many of his books and I love every one of them.

He talked about the American Fork Band assistant director, Heather Christensen, who was killed a month or so ago when the bus she was in crashed. She was the only fatality. The bus driver had an unexpected medical condition that caused her to pass out. Heather jumped to the steering wheel and many believe she saved many lives because of her actions. However, she lost her life.

Elder Hafen has a granddaughter who was on that bus. He touched on some lessons that he has learned through this experience.

Quick summary:
*What do we give our lives for? Give it to those you love one hour at a time. Don't waste it. The only mistake that is dumb is the one we don't learn from.
*Develop righteous habits before hard times come. Make up your mind what you will NEVER do.
*One person makes a difference.
*Be like a shepherd not like a hired hand.
*Develop humility and unselfishness in the success of others.
*Heather's family are great examples of forgiveness. They have shown love and concern for the bus driver.
*We can have eternal life only if we don't want something else more.
*Atonement is a process. It will heal ANY separation from God. Nobody is so "damaged" that there is no way back. Let's not judge each other because of the "damage".
*Live for tomorrow.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Oh Jill, I love this! Thank you so much for sharing. I have a special place in my heart for Elder Hafen and I love these messages.