During April 2018 I will be blogging about my memories as MOM OF 6 from A to Z . These challenge posts will also be found at Creation and Compassion http://marcyhowes.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Zion and Being Kind

Zion:  The Pure in Heart.  The Lord's people or the Lord's church.   The place where the Lord's people and the pure in heart gather together.

People tend to congregate, associate, and want to be around others who share the same values, beliefs, and background as themselves.   I'm grateful to be surrounded by wonderful family, friends, neighbors and co-workers who desire to be good, and to do good to others.

When we find something good and lovely and true, we also naturally want to share the goodness with others . . . whether it's a great sale at the grocery store or the craft or fabric store, a beautiful and fun place to vacation, and possibly even a favorite fishing or hunting spot??  (I don't really know about that one for sure since my family isn't really into fishing or hunting, but I guess it could be true.)  The same is true when we find new faith or truth that we were not aware of before.   This is why we often want to share/convince those that we care about that our religious or political or other beliefs are true and good.  They make us happy, and we want the others that we care about to be happy too.

Wouldn't it be lovely if we could all share the same beliefs and values?  But if we can't, and it certainly seems that way these days, hopefully we can still love and respect and care for each other. Let's all do our part to build Zion.  And above all else.  Be Kind.

And verily I say unto you, I give unto you a sign, that ye may know the time when these things shall be about to take place--that I shall gather in, from their long dispersion, my people, O house of Israel, and shall establish again among them my Zion . . . And they shall go out from all nations; and they shall not go out in haste, nor go by flight, for I will go before them, saith the Father, and I will be their rearward.   -- 3 Nephi 21:1, 29

 . . . Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of they habitations; spare not, lengthen thy cords and strengthen thy stakes; . . . And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.  --3 Nephi 22: 2, 13.

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