Monday, June 23, 2014
Hello Everyone!This week has been really awesome! I've experienced ups and downs, and I am totally fine with that because that's part of being on a mission.
Something that has always struck me with awe, is when Jesus Christ is on the cross and he says "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." Okay seriously, that is mind-blowing to me. Everytime I read it, I tear up because after everything these people have done to the Savior, he pleads with Heavenly Father to forgive them. I think about how upset I get when someone does the smallest thing, and most of the time it's not even affecting me physically, but it's because I have dumb pet-peeves that get my feathers ruffled, that I get so angry and I just want to give them a piece of my mind. But then here's the Savior that has gone through so much physical pain because of these people and he is asking God to forgive them. I love that so much!
I could seriously go on and on about the atonement. I am just so grateful for it, and I pray that we all use it in our lives, and that we always express gratitude for our Savior, Jesus Christ.
As, I said, I've experienced hard things, but I wouldn't take them back for anything. I love it here in Hungary. I've learned so much and made so many great friends here. The Hungarians are truly amazing people. For everything they've gone through, I am amazed at how open and loving they are once you crack that little shell, that they're encased in.