Visiting Teaching: April 2014

I just got my first Visiting Teaching assignment in years and I’m excited to focus on the message each month – I found that creating this months message as a print has helped me literally focus on each individual word. Focusing is a serious weakness of mine while I’d say creating is a talent. Creating the message has miraculously helped me focus, absorb, and feel these words.

Download your free 5×7 print in these 2 colourways from here: April 2014 Visiting Teaching Message

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this message. I really loved it.

In youth we regularly had object lessons on repentance and our worth etc. Usually someone would chew up a piece of gum and then liken the chewed up gum to being morally unclean. The lesson was always disturbing to me. Basically there was no hope. If you made a mistake you were like a nasty piece of chewed up gum and nobody would ever want you. You can’t unchew it. You can’t straighten it out and repackage it. Not only will it never look like new, it’ll always just be gross.

Repentance is absolutely not that way. Our worth is absolutely not that way. Heavenly Father NEVER sees us that way. It’s an incredibly poor example of a misunderstood concept. Those kind of scare/guilt tactics have no place within our gospel. I feel like this months message illustrates it perfectly.