This is one of my favorite things to do in my scripture journal
Because if there is one thing that the world needs to know about me… is that I am a VERY visual learner.
In fact, if you TELL me a story during a lesson… don’t ask me a question about it. There will be an awkward moment.
Because by the end of the story that you expertly told, I will be in a totally different place.
I will even tell myself, “Ok…. pay attention… focus… follow along… ok, there was a missionary… who was walking down a street… and felt a need to turn right… I wonder when I need to put the rolls in the oven.”
And I’m gone.
BUT if you give me the story on a paper, or used pictures on the board like I am a five year old…
I am totally with you.
And, my friends, this is also how I like to study.
In this case, I wanted to study Charity… and what it looked like in a person.
So meet Charlie and all of his very desirable qualities.
I used D&C 121, 1 Corinthians 13, Moroni 7, 4 Nephi, 1 Corinthians 8, President Bensons famous talk on pride, along with other scriptures and quotes
As I studied, I just kept listing qualities that I found.
I also looked up a lot of words in the dictionary to get further insight
And the more I studied the more I want to become like this.
For me, this kind of study has a lot of impact.
And as I studied Charity, I also studied the opposite of Charlie… and I named him Prideful Peter.
Please don’t be offended if you love and adore someone named Peter.
Peter in the New Testament is one of my personal heroes.
It was just alliteration. It is something I tend to do.
Especially when I name random animals that I see. Like Earl the Eagle, or Belvedere the Bear.
President Benson’s pride talk will give you a TON to add to this side of the page
But so will lots of stories in the scriptures. You may find yourself flipping back to this page and adding insights from particular stories.
And you can also use the “opposite approach”. If you added something to the charity side, you can write the opposite attitude on this side.
And vice versa.
And hopefully, as we learn line upon line, precept upon precept
We will liken it unto ourselves so much, that the correct side of the page defines us.