Thursday, October 23, 2008


Ok, I was in a hurry to get to the school to pick up Sum to get her to her appointment at the dr to fix her braces and I got pulled over in the school parking lot. The officer asked me if I knew why I got pulled over. I wasn't quite sure if it was just for speeding or if it was also for the VERY dirty back window that I'm sporting right now on my van. I sheepishly said, "I was speeding." He said, "Even if the kids hadn't been playing (speed limit is 20 in the school zone) you would have gotten a ticket because you were going 36." I said, "You're right. I shouldn't have been speeding." He didn't give me a ticket but I have had some thoughts about this whole thing since then.
Why do I think that my life and things I "have to do" are more important than anyone else's life? Why can't I seem to remember the pain that I have felt at the hand of someone else's desire to do something for themselves, totally thinking about themselves and not how their actions might affect others? Oft times I drive through the Edwin Markum school zone. It's SOOO annoying right out there in the middle of nowhere where you can set your cruise and just cruise but the thought comes to me, "Who's kid do you want to run over?" I don't want to run over anyone's kid. So why can't I remember that?
There is a way to combat this human fallacy of mine. That is the Atonement of our Savior. We are covered under a protective blanket from our own sins and from those sins against us and from those sins that WE might commit against others. However, there is some effort included in this protection. We have to try our best and do our best to not commit sin and if we do, we need to repent and not do it again. So as I'm going about my days going here and there, busy with my life, I have tried to take this lesson I've learned to heart. Slow down, prevent what sins you can and repent of the sins that you have commited. I learned all this from an officer at Basin City Elementary and from my sweet brother who looks down on me from above.


Amy said...

Very true. I am also thankful that Heavenly Father never thinks I am to far gone to keep reminding me, like your officer did for you.

Thanks so much for the post, I needed it today.