October 2017 Visiting Teaching Printable – Enfolding With Love
Ready for the October 2017 Visiting Teaching Printable? It is officially fall and I really thought I was going to do a fall-themed printable, but instead pink crept in. Maybe I am not ready to let go of summer yet or maybe the word “love” always looks better in pink. So pink it is!
October’s message talks about reaching out with love to those who may be struggling and is called “Enfolding with Love Those Who Stray.” I love that it starts out with a quote by President Uchtdorf reminding us that there is no such thing as a perfect family.
“The reality is that there are no perfect families … ,” said President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency. “Whatever problems your family is facing, whatever you must do to solve them, the beginning and the end of the solution is charity, the pure love of Christ.” -President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Every family I have ever known has its own unique struggles. Even the families that look perfect … aren’t. So if you feel bad that about your family not fitting into the “mold,” now is a good time to stop. Instead of focusing on how things aren’t measuring up, focus on loving those in your family who need you most. Yelling, frustration, or fighting rarely bring about anything good.
That is why I picked the quote by Linda K. Burton, former General President of the Relief Society, for the printable this month. We are supposed to love others as Heavenly Father loves us, and He loves us warts and all.
“Heavenly Father loves all His children. … No matter where they are — on or off the path — He wants them back home.” -Linda K. Burton
It is easy to get hung up on each other’s (and our own!) faults. But focusing on the problems will only make it harder to see the person in front of you – an amazing child of God. So this month my goal is to turn to God and ask Him to help me help His children, and to see them as He sees them. It is so important not to let all the little frustrations and “judgy” thoughts get in the way of what really matters.