This week the Temple was very quiet - we worked the Afternoon Shift, and most sessions had 5 or fewer Patrons. There were very few Workers available as well. While waiting for patrons to come to Initiatory I visited with two Workers who were reminiscing about how busy the Temple was the first few years after it opened. They said there were twice as many Workers and many more Patrons, and that the Temple was always very busy. I asked them why they thought people were not coming like they used to and they said they thought the excitement of living close to a Temple had worn off.
As we have mentioned, we have some VERY dedicated Patrons and Workers, who come from all around the Temple District, some at huge expense and sacrifice. But sometimes it seems that because of the easiness of the way, some who live in the shadow of the Temple do not make the effort that others do. We hope that we can always remember the effort made by those who live far away, and be diligent in our Temple attendance, despite the easiness of the way for us.
|This picture was taken weeks ago - we haven't|
had a blue sky like this for a LONG time!!!