Pages

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Serve

Love to learn to serve, and serve to learn and love. As you abide to this you will find yourself serving those you love.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"Be the Change You Wish to See in the World"

How often do we see someone and make an immediate judgement? Why are some judgements that are formed worse than others? I feel that most people have grown up having the thought that certain people=bad and others=good ingrained into them. What if we grew up following no prejudices? How would the world be?
We all have some sort of prejudice within us. Whether it be about the unusual neighbors or about the homeless person living down the street. One doesn't know the full story of another until it is discovered and learned. One has no room to have any form of prejudice when they, themselves, have their own story.

However, there is hope. In Walden, Thoreau states that "it is never too late to give up prejudice." I couldn't agree more. We must let go of all prejudices to help us have charity- the pure love of our Christ. Find a way to overcome this obstacle of prejudice. We must learn about one another to gain understanding and to finally let go of all prejudices. Discuss ideas and listen to stories. Learn patience, love, and understanding. Serve those around you. "When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God." (Mosiah 2:17)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Learn Now

Are we entertaining ourselves to death? Do we find more glory in the social networks, in the video games, in the blinding screens that causes one's mind to shut down than we do in the lives of our fellow men and even in ourselves? Don't get me wrong, there are great things that have come to pass because of the development of technology and media, but how well are we using our resources? The question is how well are we using these resources, not how abundantly are we using them. Infinite knowledge is at our fingertips, but most people disregard this fact and consume their time "stalking" one another. I'm as guilty of it as almost every single person that reads this is.

When will we learn that this is not the way life is supposed to be- sitting brainless in front of a bright screen for hours on end. When will we learn that there is a world full of beauty beyond our walls of home? When will we learn to do our part in bringing humanity closer together, and not expect someone else to do it? When will we learn? I say we learn now.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ungana

"Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God" Doctrine & Covenants 18:10

As it has been said many times before, the power of the individual can be more powerful than weapons created by man. The power of an individual's story? Just as powerful. We all have a story to tell. Some are inspiring, some are heartbreaking, and some bring the greatest of hope into one's life. Having this knowledge that one's story can help change the world, one would think that we all would connect through each other's stories, right?

Why is this not so? Why do we not learn the stories of those around us? Why do we care about the simple banalities of one's life, but completely (for the most part) disregard the depth of each and every single individual? Begin to understand and learn about those around you. You will feel more connected with humanity and you will make a huge difference by helping the unity of our brothers and sisters around the world come to pass.