The point of the lesson was to study you scriptures or other church material with a purpose. And when you study you get more from it, and you become better. Your family grows closer, your marriage gets better, the home is happier, etc. It was an awesome lesson. But something in the lesson really hit me hard, and it didn't really even have much to do with what we were talking about at all.
In a few months we are going on a cruise as a family. My mom was telling us that when ever they (my parents) go on vacation they always have the opportunity to share the gospel. That most places they go they have given someone a Book of Mormon. That every where they go they either tell someone about themselves or people recognize they are different and they ask them why. My mom was then saying that we should strive to stand out. That when we are on the cruise (but really, everyday) we should yearn for people to ask us why we are different. There will be 11 adults on the cruise and we will all dress nicely, not drink, you know the usual stuff, having good clean sober fun... and hopeully we will be noticed for that. It just hit me though.. I hope I am truly different, in a good way. I hope that people around me... weather its my neighbors, other kids parents that Lacy plays with, our own friends, etc... I hope they notice Christ's light shining through my countenance.
Its a good thing to strive for... I've been thinking about it all morning, so I thought I would share.