“Everything was organized yesterday but now it’s complete chaos!” Have you ever felt that way? Blame it on the second law of thermo-dynamics, or entropy. Isn’t it great when we can blame science?!
There is a lot more to it but the basic concept of entropy is that without applying energy things tend to go from a state of order to a state of disorder. Examples are everywhere: my desk, leftovers in the fridge, morality in society, etc.
Jacob understood this principle when he said that without some offsetting power, “This flesh must have laid down to rot and to crumble to its mother earth” (2 Ne 9:6). The process of entropy is evident in nearly every area of our lives.
Without prayerful, careful, intentional effort, entropy can take over. Our (efforts) may stop resembling the (dedication) that (we feel). (We must renew our focus.) Our projects (and commitments) may be more for convenience rather than to fill real needs. Change them. Prayer or scripture study may (just) become something on a checklist. Make it sincere.
We are touched by the zeal, spirit and energy seen in the Humanitarian Service Rooms. Your faith, hands and minds are perfect opponents for entropy. Rather than “blame science”, as I said at first, may we join forces with the Creator, rather than the destroyer. And trust that His guidance and our efforts will work miracles.
Redacted from "Opposing Entropy" by Christy Boyer, HSR Coordinator