Thursday, October 8, 2009

COMM 150:The True Measure of Discipleship

So for my communications class I had to read an older devotional about the measure of discipleship, and before reading on thought... what is the measure of my Discipleship? I figured that I live in an arctic winter for 5 months out of the year to go to a mormon school, but he author, Kenneth L. Southwick, said that the true measure of our discipleship is how we view people. This was hard for me to grasp. Not even how we treat people, but we view them. Before reading this talk, I thought that we couldn't control the way we thought of people, just the way we treated them, apparently I was wrong. So what I took from this talk (other than feeling like a total judgmental brat) is that we need to think more of how others are feeling, how the Savior views them and take that into consideration before passing judgement. I have come into even more of a realization how much this is a weakness of mine and needs to be addressed. So just a shout out to the rest of you, not to sound preach-y but this is what I got out of the devotional read in communications class.

1 comment:

  1. Haha, I'm glad I'm not the only one that felt like a brat! It was definitely an eye-opener. I think this article made me stop and realize the person standing infront of me as more than the way they look, or are acting at the time. I'm ashamed to admit, I have a hard time with this sometimes, but it's helping me change.