Well let me explain about the title in a little bit, but first this week has been a week of rain and rain, and when it wasn't raining it was pouring. There was a typhoon going on north of us this week, and it missed us again! Maybe next time! Before my mission I would have been upset if there was mud on my Sunday slacks, but now I've gotten to the point where if I come home and there isn't any mud, I am very surprised!
Now for a story. There are a lot of places along the side of the road that sell ulam ( or food that you put over rice). Well its safe, so we eat at these places all the time. We went to one place that had a big variety of foods so we went to take a look! I asked what the first item was "Dog Adobo", alright next item "Dog Calderetta" next, "Dog Liver Stew" no thanks, "Pancit Canton" alright now we're talking "Wait, pancit canton with dog", never mind I guess! After further inspection, all but 2 items had dog meat in it, so yeah...
This week I was thinking about how some of the strongest people in the church sometimes go inactive. It had me baffled, but I came to one conclusion this week. When doubts get in the way of truth, its easier to find more doubts. Its kinda like perfectionism. When I meet perfectionists they often find themselves weak and dumb when they find one or two mistakes and its easy for this process to go out of control. Like this often times we have questions of our faith and when something seems to contradict we often times let this get in the way of what we know. This is a very dangerous and dark slide, and it's one of the tools Satan uses to lead us astray. Its similiar to the parable of the Shepard and sheep. The Shepard "enters in by the gate", because he can, its his flock, he has every right to. But there are other people who sneak, and climb the walls to kill or steal the sheep. As the sheep sometimes we see something new and let it get in the way of recognizing our true Shepard Jesus Christ. If we keep ourselves away from such things and come closer to the Shepard he will always come and keep us safe, but if we refuse to follow Him, we have no promise, for he can save those in His reach and fold.
I hope you all know that I love you! Have a great week all of you! Stay safe and let me know if you need anything!
Elder Trevor Kent Johnson (TWMYK)