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Monday, April 06, 2015

You Two Aren't All That Different

A great lesson from General Conference this weekend.
Some years ago, a wonderful young man named Curtis was called to serve a mission. He was the kind of missionary every mission president prays for. He was focused and worked hard. At one point, he was assigned a missionary companion who was immature, socially awkward and not particularly enthusiastic about getting the work done.  
One day, while riding their bicycles, Curtis looked back and saw that his companion had inexplicably gotten off his bike and was walking. Silently, Curtis expressed his frustration to God; what a chore it was to be saddled with a companion he had to drag around in order to accomplish anything. Moments later, Curtis had a profound impression, as if God were saying to him, "You know Curtis compared to me, the two of you aren't all that different." 
Curtis learned that he needed to be patient with an imperfect companion, who nonetheless was trying in his own way. ("Latter-day Saints Keep on Trying", Dale G. Renlund, Apr 2015)

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