Monday, September 29, 2008

Because she's awesome ...

I have to share this with you. And I have permission to do so!

My friend, Brooke, always makes me laugh.

Sunday, in her ward, people were discussing why we do (and don't do) certain things -- like have a glass of wine at dinner, etc. 

People were coming up with some answers ... and she blurts out, "Because Satan doesn come up to us and say, 'Hey! Let's go shoot some heroin and fornicate!!'"

Her total candor and awesomeness just rock.

And she's totally right ... We're going to be tempted in little ways. It's easy to say, "No, I'm not going to start chain-smoking. I'm just going to try a cigarette ... Everyone's doing it." 
And that's how you get snared ... 

Satan whispers in the ears of those who list to obey him, "Lie a little; deceive a little, take the advantage of your neighbour a little, drink whisky a little: it will not harm you;"—leading them along, as it were, with silken cords, until he binds them with his strong chains, and readily leads them down to destruction.
-- Heber C. Kimball, Journal of Discourses, vol. 7,"Oneness of the Priesthood," January 1, 1860
So, really, it's just easier to be good if you've never gotten in the habit of being naughty. And if you don't want to get in the habit of being naughty, don't start being naughty. ^_^

But, yes, Brooke makes me laugh.

A lot.

And that makes me love her. ^_^


Jennifer Davis said...

That sounds exactly like Brooke! I love her - telling it how it is, no sugar coating ;)

Brooke said...

Oh, how I love the two of you too! And miss you!

nicole said...

lol that is too funny!
and so true! =]
i love the way she put that!

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