“It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves. One is evil: he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.”
He continued, “The other is good: he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee replied, “The one you feed.”
An important piece in our Heavenly Father’s plan is that we have the ability to choose. Its a gift from Him to us, this gift is called agency. With agency though always comes accountability. We are all individually responsible for the choices we make.
There isnt only just one purpose in this life bt a main one is to prove our faithfulness right? We all know right from wrong and we have this gift of agency to ACT. So in the end we will all be given the kingdom we desire based on the commandments we obey, the ordinances we receive, and the covenants we keep.
Like the old Cherokee said, it was up to him which wolf he fed. He had agency and he alone would be accountable for his choice. He would have to live with the consequences.
You can receive all the many blessings God has in store for you. The choice is yours.
Use your God-given agency wisely.
So this week was great! Well any week is great if it ends with a baptism and that’s what happened! We had the privilege to baptize
Margarita “Julie” Choc Tzul, an awesome 12 year old girl, part of a Less-Active Family. She has been so fun to teach. She speaks Spanish but because her family is pure Kekchi we got to teach her in kekchi, so that we could teach her family at the same time. It was a cool experience because not only did we get her baptized but in the process we have gotten her family to start coming to church again!
After church yesterday, we met a family who wanted us to come over, so we followed them to their home. It turns out two of their daughters still hadn’t been baptized so we taught a quick lesson and we ended up setting up a baptismal date with them for this upcoming Saturday! So having just had a baptism and now having to look forward to two more this next Saturday has me and my companion about as happy as we can be! It such an awesome feeling seeing fruits from our labors and feeling that pure joy that comes from selflessly serving these great people. It will be another great week, Ill let you all know about it. This Gospel is beautiful and Ive seen it heal so many lives. I’m happy to be in Guatemala speaking kekchi and sharing what I have come to know for certain is the truth.
Elder Carter McEntee