Realizing it was the Presidential debate tonight, I thought I would write about something that probably won't come up, but it is what our country, our world needs. Love. Simple yet so so necessary.
This isn't just about two people vying for President. It is about the way our world is right now.
It is difficult not to feel hopeless and even helpless as the events of the world seem to become more evil and dark.
However, although I am unsure what the exact events will be and how the world will continue spiraling downward, I know that there is hope. In fact, I have found much comfort in the pages of the Book of Mormon. There is power as well as peace in that book.
Elder Holland expresses it so much eloquently than I in his talk -and apropos for these times-Safety for the Soul. "Love. Healing. Help. Hope. The power of Christ to counter all troubles in all times—including the end of times. That is the safe harbor God wants for us in personal or public days of despair. That is the message with which the Book of Mormon begins, and that is the message with which it ends"
The Book of Mormon is that safe harbor, and that comfort. Yet it is also a beckon, a call to help share that very same message with everyone. We can share love wherever we go each and every day. And although it may seem like a little thing, each act of love can perhaps brighten the dark world we live in. There is hope. The hope we know is in Jesus Christ who will,in time, make all things fair, beautiful and glorious.
Although we feel we are sometimes wading through the muck of this world, there is so much to do make the world a better place. Again I turn to another talk by Elder Holland:
"So we have neighbors to bless, children to protect, the poor to lift up, and the truth to defend. We have wrongs to make right, truths to share, and good to do. In short, we have a life of devoted discipleship to give in demonstrating our love of the Lord."
We got this. Yes we need to vote. Vote our conscience, whatever that means to you. Read the Book of Mormon, as well as other scriptures and words from our prophets. Pray. Pray some more. And as His disciples, share Christlike love that can help bring love, hope, and healing to a perilous world.
( see 2 Timothy 3:1)
( see 2 Timothy 3:1)