Friday, April 24, 2015

Monday's Matter FHE: Never Ending Love

At our home and millions of others around the globe Monday nights are reserved for family. A Family Home Evening (FHE)!

I work at job where I see people everyday who seem like they are lonely, forgotten and often unloved.  In all the rush I am often brought to a remembrance that these good folks could use a kind word or an extra pat on the back or even a compliment. It made me think on the Savior's commandment to love thy neighbor as thyself.  I am no good at this, but I am trying and maybe someday I will make just the difference that Heavenly Father hopes I will.

Which brings us to...

Live from New YORK! It's Family Home Evening!!! just kidding ;)

Welcome to Family Home Evening Everyone!

{Opening Song} Never Ending Song of Love*

"Neighbor Family Theme Song from the movie RV"

* be sure and sing it with the proper twang now ya hear?

{Opening Prayer} Me!  ME!  Oh pick me!!!

{Read and Discuss}

Give some clues like these or ones of your own...

The Rich men want it,
The Wise men know it,
The Poor all need it,
And the Kind men show it.

What is it?  (Love!)

  • You can't touch it, but when you have it it gives you patience.
  • There is a never-ending supply of it but not everyone wants to share it.
  • You cannot see it, but it makes it easier to see what nice things we can do for someone else.
  • It makes us happy.
  • It can grow for all eternity.
  • We can feel it, but not with our hands.
  • It is free.
What is it?  (Love!)

Matthew records Jesus as admonishing that we should "... love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”

To understand a little better how we should love as we love ourselves answer these questions:

  1. When you fall down and are hurt what do you hope might happen? (someone will come along and help you up and take care of you).
  2. When you are sad and crying because someone hurt your feelings what do you hope might happen? (Someone will hug you and help you feel better).
  3. When you make a mistake or fail at something what do you hope might happen? (Someone will help you to succeed or fix your mistake and forgive you).
  4. When you are scared what do you hope might happen? (Someone will stay with you until you aren't scared anymore).
{You get the idea}

"There are many attributes which are manifestations of love, such as kindness, patience, selflessness, understanding, and forgiveness. In all our associations, these and other such attributes will help make evident the love in our hearts.
Usually our love will be shown in our day-to-day interactions one with another. All important will be our ability to recognize someone’s need and then to respond. I have always cherished the sentiment expressed in the short poem:
I have wept in the night
For the shortness of sight
That to somebody’s need made me blind;
But I never have yet
Felt a tinge of regret
For being a little too kind.5"

  “We must remember that those mortals we meet in parking lots, offices, elevators, and elsewhere are that portion of mankind God has given us to love and to serve. It will do us little good to speak of the general brotherhood of mankind if we cannot regard those who are all around us as our brothers and sisters.”
President Spencer W. Kimball

{Closing Song} Where Love Is

{Closing Prayer} How 'bout you choose someone who you love?


In my humble opinion nothing says, "I Love You" quite like...


{FHE Doesn't Have to be Perfect, it Just Has to BE!}


Sharee Gariety said...

love all your funny love riddles and pictures and especially the squirt gun picture at the end.

Michael and Amber said...

Thanks Sharee. That means a lot coming from you! I appreciate it :)