The Witness of Our Countenance

I was deep in thought as I considered a discussion in church. Later, a friend said, “You weren’t smiling during that discussion.”

My countenance revealed the truth inside of me like this scripture from the Old Testament:

The shew of their countenance doth witness against them. Isaiah 3:9

I was reminded that I may not be keeping my challenge to smile more, which has been a good goal but is one that takes effort. This counsel from a past leader in my church encourages me:

Every man and every person who lives in this world wields an influence, whether for good or for evil. It is not what he says alone; it is not alone what he does. It is what he is. Every man, every person radiates what he or she really is . . . It is what we are and what we radiate that affects the people around us.

David O. McKay
from Man May Know for Himself

I hope I will radiate the depth in me that reaches beyond just a smile on the surface.

1 Comment

  1. Minna Dyer
    Mar 30, 2008

    This is a wonderful reminder for me. Thank you!

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