Sunday, May 3, 2009

We'll be taken care of

I find it comforting and awesome as I realize how much our Heavenly Father loves us.  He cares as much for a lost wubbie as for a life changing decision.  What is important to us, is important to Him.  If we just follow His commandments and do what He asks, I know that we can be happy.  We can know that He knows, and He cares as much as, sometimes even more than, we do about things that we feel are important.  Young and old, little or big, He is there.  We are able to help Him help others by listening to the Spirit.  When we can all take care of each other, no one will have to worry about themselves.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tell, Speak, Live, and Love

We live in a world that is full of deceit.  More and more we hear of people being swindled by liars, and those who once were only to be trusted are questionable.  It once was that a piece of scrap paper with an IOU on it was good as a man's word.  Now, it's not just stated and certified checks, but you have to have check insurance as well to cover the deficiencies from falsified documents.  Business can't trust their employees and install cameras and use surveillance equipment to protect themselves.  Many of those who marry don't trust each other and they sign prenuptial agreements.  It seems that there is no one to be trusted in the world today.

Where can one find an honest man?  It seems that they have become obsolete.  But how much better would the world be if more of us were those honest men and women?  I believe it can be done, and should be done, one step at a time.  

President James E. Faust said, "We all need to know what it means to be honest.  Honesty is more than not lying.  It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving."

In a new show on FOX called Lie To Me, a group of facial detectives are hired to talk to people and try to tell by their expressions whether or not they are telling the truth.  It is fascinating to me because life is so much easier and better for all involved when the truth is made known.

We can't change the whole world, or convince all to tell the truth always.   What we are capable of doing is becoming more and more honest ourselves, every day of our lives.  Learn to tell the truth, no matter what.  Learn to speak only truth, regardless of the consequences.  Learn to live everyday in truth, and best of all learn to love the truth.

When we take this mantle of honesty and desire to become that honest man, I know that living and loving honesty will become easier.  If each of us become honest, than those around us will learn that they can trust us, and some may even desire to become honest themselves.  We can recreate the wonderful parts of yesteryear, when each of us takes that first step on the path of truth and honesty.