Today during a lesson in Relief Society, we were talking about our Divine Worth and my eyes were drawn to the YW theme that we have on the wall. I had a great "ah ha" moment and just could not contain myself -- had to share.
The YW values are:
Choice and Accountability
We had been disucssing how we gain the understanding of our Divinity. It hit me! The YW values are the very stepping stones to our lives. First we have to have Faith in God and his eternal plan (who we are, where we came from, where we are going). Once that faith is locked in place, we can begin to understand our Divine Nature - we truly are Daughters of a Heavenly Father who loves us.....and we love him.
Once we grasp the Divinity of our life we gain feelings of Individual Worth. Because we have accepted that we are important and can contribute to society, relationships, etc...... we seek for knowledge. The knowledge we seek, both secular and spiritual we are able to make proper and wise choices -Choice and Accountability and be accountable for our actions.
From there, through our choices and accountability (knowing that we are daughters of God) we seek to perform Good Works. All these things summed up and Good Works being the actions that come from all this.....we gain Integrity, which I believe to be one of the utmost characteristics a person can have.
I was rather embarassed to share this in class because I thought that I was just getting it after all these years. All of a sudden, it seemed so simple and pure to me. Why did it take me so long to "see" it. As I shared this, I realized that I was not alone.....no one else had thought of this either. I had a lot of possitive comments.
It just goes to show that not everyone knows everything and if we never are willing to open our mouths a bit and share our thoughts in setting like this, those moments of inspiration might not come so frequently AND those around us would miss out on the perspective -- one that they might be needing or looking for!