Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Quilt without Fabric

I was recently called to serve as a counselor in the Relief Society in my ward.  For those of you who don't know, Relief Society is an all female organization in our church.  Its focus is to literally "provide relief" to those who stand in need of comfort.  The goal of the program is to help each other fortify our homes and strengthen our families.

Photo borrowed from my amazing friend Ellen's Blog.
We had our first meeting last night and invited all the women who are working in Relief Society in some capacity to get together to address the needs of the women in our congregation.

We sat around and introduced ourselves and had to share one or two interesting facts about ourselves.  As we each took our turn, it was very clear that I was surrounded by amazing women.  I was so touched by their life experiences.   I have so much to learn from them.

As I looked around, I couldn't help but think in many ways we are all like scraps of fabric.  Some are bold, some are subtle and some are even a little tattered, but coming together with our varied life experiences and having a chance to serve one another is forming a beautiful quilt.

 I am grateful to be a part of such an organization.  I am glad that I am testing what it feels like to truly "Embrace" this opportunity to serve.  It is already changing me.  It feels nice to be a part of something good.

1 comment:

  1. We've got a beautiful quilt out here in the Arlington Ward. :)

    Nice photo.


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