Monday, July 21, 2014

10 Minutes Changes Everthing- July 14

Family and Friends!

The World Cup has officially ended with Germany as the Champion :( Brasil finished in 4th place, but there is hope for the future in 2018!
Brasil played Germany in the semi-finals in a humiliating game of soccer. Within 10 minutes Germany made 5 goals to the shock of the entire country. I felt the life being sucked out of the country in 10 minutes. The energy and hope turned to lifeless despair within 10 short minutes. Many, including myself, couldn´t believe what they were seeing! It was incredible. In 10 short minutes the surety of winning the World Cup for the 6th time was taken from beneath our feet.

Brasil is kinda dead because we came in 4th at home. But the whole country is very happy that Argentina lost. There is some really stiff feelings between Argentina and Brasil so the whole country was rooting for Germany. It was almost like Brasil won because Germany won, the reaction of the people. Is was a huge pride thing for them. I thought that it would have been better with Argentina winning, keeping the cup here in S.America, but no Brasil wanted Germany to win. It was rather interesting even after the humiliation of our game with Germany they still wanted Germany to win. It would have been really cool to say I was here when Brasil won the cup for the 6th time, but oh well. Brasil is still pretty awesome. Personally I think our goalie got bought, he let too many through and he is too experienced.

As the week passed and everyone had a desire to rehash the events of the game, I began to think how important our choices are. Choices are made on a minute to minute basis and these choices can effect our lives for far longer than those short minutes. Just like in 10 short minutes Brasil lost the World Cup, we can lose some of lifes most precious gifts in short minutes. One choice can mean loss of virtue, honesty, friendship, trust of family, the need for repentance. Some choices can change the direction in which we want to be going so quickly. Brasil had high hopes for the title of the World Cup. We have hopes of eternal life and exaltation. Are we going to let 10 minutes, 5 minutes, or 2 seconds dash our hopes of the ultimate title of Eternal Life with our Heavenly Father?
On the flip side in those 10 short minutes Germany gained a sure footing on the way to the title. Likewise we can gain sure footing on our eternal destination by making good choices. 10 minutes, 5 minutes, or 2 seconds a choice you make will bring you closer to your eternal destination and goal of Eternal Life with Heavenly Father.
I know that our decisions, no matter how great or small have a great impact on our futures! Short spans of time can change our lifes trajectory for the better or for the worse. Watch where you step, choose the right, and if needed Repent and get back on the path of right decisions. I know that unlike in the World Cup, we have a Savior that can and will help us overcome our weaknesses and wrong decisions. We still have to pay the earthly consequences, He doesn´t make those go away. But through the sacrifice of the Only Begotten of the Eternal Father we can be clean of our sins, of our weaknesses, and burdens and be free of the Eternal consequences!
Remember 10 minutes can change everything!
Remember the Lord loves you and the Church is true!
Sister Nay

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