Sunday, April 13, 2008

What to do

The bishop sent a guy by the house with a newsletter and greetings. He asked if needed help with anything as he had the young men who needed service projects. Now I used to participate in those service projects where we visited the elderly and did things around their yards. So this offer struck me on a couple of levels. 1) Am I now considered elderly and worthy of help from youngsters in the ward? 2) If I have no intention of going to church, is it wrong to accept help? And will this encourage them to think I might be open to returning? I don't want that. 3) Do I really want help? After all, I do like saying I take care of my huge yard all by myself. (Such a braggart, really!) Anyway, I mentioned that I'm gettiing some bark delivered in a few weeks and he offered to bring some boys by to help move it. Boy, that would sure be nice. It really would. But would I be accepting help on false pretenses? It's a dilemma. But the decision may now be out of my hands. If I get the bark delivered, they will probably just show up. *Sigh* What to do?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are really funny! Just relax and enjoy the help. These kids need opportunities to serve and help others no matter how young or old they may be. There are no strings attached to Christ like service. Besides you are only as young as you feel and believer me you will feel very old if you try and do that bark by your self. Just my opinion....I would have my boys over to help thier anut if we were up there. Have a great week...

bekkieann said...

Putting two or three together (your "boys", "their aunt", "up there", this must be Terol. I had to laugh at your typo for "aunt" "anut". Seems a little appropriate. The other day when I told a friend I was feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, my friend said that was somewhat appropriate since I'm a bit squirrely. Haha.

Anonymous said...

Yep thats me a nut!!! And its true I can't spell.