We are serving in a ward with an attendance of about 90 members regularly attending. There is a potential of about 200. That is how many less active or inactive or "floating" members there are. I have been thinking a lot lately about what is the reason that there are members that are like this. How can someone make a covenant with the Supreme Creator of the Universe, the King of kings and Lord of lords and not spend the minimum of 3 hours, we are talking about hours, every Sunday to worship him.
Understandable that we are sick right? That we are tired? That we have other things to do? That it is "the best time to travel"? These are things that we all have said on a Sunday that would make us believe that we are in the right.
So what then is the definition of an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints you ask? Someone who puts their temple and baptismal covenants above all other things that could possibly happen in life. Someone who understands that going and doing their visiting and home teaching is a key to the helping of the building up of Zion. Who really lives like the Savior; that is not just completing the check marks but rather becomes better every week by receiving the strengthening power of the atonement through partaking of the sacrament.
If we are not reading our scriptures daily, if we are not praying night and morning, if we are not going to the temple as a couple, if we are not doing our visits, Let´s make the goal for 2015 to do such things. Lengthen your stride and stand a little taller. Live the Gospel in a happy way. Learn what it means to truly love one another.
I love you all!