A Near Woops

How to measure upI was planning to move our garage refrigerator to the basement. It looked like an easy task if I could secure some help. Eyeballing the clearance of the doorway, it appeared to be sufficient. At the last minute I decided to actually measure the width to assure clearance. Wouldn’t you know, the doorway was too narrow! How embarrassing it would have been to get help from my neighbor and wrestle the fridge down the stairs only to find that it wouldn’t fit. Hefting it back up the stairs would even be more difficult. Taking a measurement of things can be most helpful in a variety of settings. For example, it’s a good idea to regularly assess how we measure up in keeping the commandments, thus allowing us to draw closer to Heavenly Father. Here is an excellent metric to assess personal measurement: “Let thy bowels also be full of charity towards all men, and to the household of faith, and let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God” (D&C 121:45). When I complete my mortal mission, I want to stand with confidence before God and hear the words, “Well done thou good and faithful servant… Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord” (Matthew 25:21).

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