|Dave, Megan, and Shannon|
Megan is the baby they were carrying in to church in the story below.
It is too easy to look at how someone is different from us in appearance and, in a stroke of foolishness, decide that because they are pretty, or ugly, or tall, or short, or in a wheelchair, or any number of other things, we probably wouldn't have anything in common with them -- and so we fail to really find out. When we do this, we might be missing getting to know someone who would have really blessed our lives.
The friend that I foolishly thought I would have nothing in common with is my good friend Shannon. She has saved the day for me on so many occasions that I can't even count them. She has been fun, and kind, and compassionate. We have a lot in common. I shudder to think of all that I would have missed had I been allowed to follow my first thought. Heavenly Father does not judge by appearances, but by what is in the heart, and I do not know of a more kind way that He could have reminded me that I should do the same.