Pain and Panic...(in the voice of Bobcat Goldthwait) We really are your friends!
Disney made a movie 18 years ago called "Hercules". It is their goofy take on the aforementioned mythological character. My two favorite characters are the minions of Hades, Pain and Panic. They are almost always sent to do the dirty work. They often like to appear to be something different, like a soft cuddly bunny and a cute chipmunk to deceive those who are around them. My favorite part is when they get in trouble for wearing the merchandise of the now famous Hercules. It is a good thing these things don't really exist...or do they?
In reality, pain and panic do like to appear to be something different than they really are. Some people think when they panic and run around like a chicken about to be prepared for dinner, that they are being productive. Not so. Pain, panic, fear, frustration, discouragement, overwhelm and all other emotions that fall into the same category belong to the author of lies. How can we avoid them?
Luckily, we have some amazing people on our team. Here is what Elder Jeffry R. Holland said:
"We know for certain that if and when everything else in the latter days is down or dying; if governments, economies, industries, and institutions crumble; if societies and cultures become a quagmire of chaos and insecurity, nevertheless, through it all the gospel of Jesus Christ and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that bears that gospel to the world will stand triumphant. It will stand undefiled in God’s hand until the very Son of God Himself comes to rule and reign as Lord of lords and King of kings. Nothing is more certain in this world. Nothing is more sure."
-Jeffrey R. Holland
(here is a link to that quote https://www.lds.org/
broadcasts/article/evening- with-a-general-authority/2015/ 02/helping-with-the-real- issues?lang=eng)
So, how do we prevent the pain and panic and live in the "we will stand triumphant" in the craziness of today's world?
I found this Ensign article written by William G. Hartly that is 14 years old. It is LOADED with some crazy cool information that we all could learn from.
- Lesson 1: When we ignore preparedness counsel, we can expect unhappy consequences.
- no selection and
- a huge mess
- grumpy irritated people...in a huge rush for the last Iron Man costume....