Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cheiko Okazaki

Janet and I attended a wonderful presentation tonight. Sister Cheiko Okazaki, a former member of the Relief Society General Presidency, spoke to our stake. She held up a pencil and said of the sharp end, "Make your mark on the world." She shared the following quote from Mother Teresa:

"I don't claim anything of the work. It is his work. I am like a little pencil in his hand. That is all. He does the thinking. He does the writing. The pencil has nothing to do with it."

I could imagine being a small pencil in God's hand doing something for Him.

She held up the eraser and talked about the great gift of repentance and forgiveness.

And last, she held up two pencils crossed and talked about the great gift of the Savior's atonement.

It was a wonderful evening.

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