Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Prophets and Policy

I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).
Recently, The Church changed a piece of its policy.
If you want to read about this change, I suggest you go directly 
to the church's website for a truthful and concise explanation.
This change has been a huge faith struggle for some church members 
and has caused a lot of heartache and pain.
My opinion on the matter is I will follow our prophet and church leaders. 
I have an overwhelming conviction that God personally knows His children
and cares deeply for each one of them.
Because God loves His children, He has given us prophets on earth to
direct and lead us to peace and safety.
To understand God's will for us, we must follow His prophets.
While I don't understand everything, I have always found comfort and
peace in the fold.
I am reminded of our Nielson Family theme last year:

"Be strong. Live the gospel faithfully even if 
others around you don't live it at all.
 Defend your beliefs with courtesy and with compassion, 
but defend them".

I decided a long time ago that I would always stand firm and immovable in
following the prophet and his teachings.
My deep dedication to the leaders of my
Mormon faith doesn't mean I hate the people who feel the opposite of me.
I will not, nor will I allow my children to point fingers
or degrade anyone for their beliefs or lifestyles.
I know I am not eloquent in my writing,
but with all the conviction I can muster on this little blog, 
I will support and uphold
the prophet and doctrine of my Mormon faith with my simple words.
And I will do it over and over again if I have to.

  I always have and will continue to teach my children that when
we follow the prophet and his counsel with prayerful hearts,
 ears to hear, and hearts to understand, the
"mysteries of God may be unfolded to our view. "

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