I don’t usually talk about religion on my blog, but my beliefs have been in question and in the news a lot lately. I think mainly because of peoples ignorance and misunderstanding or possibly unwillingness to accept.
All of the banter about the “Mormons” which is just a slang word for the religion, makes me question just how far, we as humans and children of God, have come in accepting each other for our differences. Are we going backwards in our acceptance?
I was reading a friends blog the other day and she said…
Nearly everyone now recognizes that anti-black prejudices are socially unacceptable… but that is not true of anti-Mormon sentiments.
“The prejudices we need to work on aren't the ones you recognize in your Grandparents generation, they are the one's you don't recognize in your own generation, and in yourself or what "someone" says that must surely be true.”
The LDS church has 13 articles of Faith that you can read HERE.
Number 11 states: We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
If you really want to learn about and understand what we as ‘Mormons’ believe… You can read more Here.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the largest Women’s organization in the world. It is called Relief Society. The purposes of Relief Society are to increase faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes, and provide relief by seeking out and helping those in need. All LDS women age 18 and older are members of this organization.
Today, the President of this worldwide organization, Sister Julie Back will be in Nampa, ID. I will be attending a meeting this afternoon to see her and hear her speak. There will be 1000’s of other women in attendance. I am thrilled for this opportunity to be inspired and filled with the Spirit. Her message will be broadcast to many other locations.
We are a diverse world. I am surrounded by many diverse Family members. Please pray to your God, or to whomever your spirit guide is, for Love and Acceptance of others. As Mother Theresa once said “ If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”