I know, I know. It's not New Years. I'm either really behind or really ahead of the curve. I'll let you decide which ;)
Today in church we talked about all the the bad things going on in the world. The wars, murders, racism, the hate, lying, cheating, stealing, and just about every Evil thing you can think of and how everyone is attacking each other on social media. It seems that many people post things just to start an argument.Why?
A scripture came to my mind while I was listening to other's thoughts on the contention. If you are not LDS (Mormon), this scripture comes from the Book of Mormon, whether you believe in the Book of Mormon or not, I think we can agree on its text when Jesus says:
"29. For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another.
30. Behold, this is not my doctrine, to stir up the hearts of men with anger, one against another; but this is my doctrine, that such things should be done away."
3 Nephi 11:29-30
After we got home my head was just spinning with all kinds of thoughts about how I could and should protect my little family from all that Evil. Especially being a new mom, the LAST thing I want to do is throw my son in the middle of everything. Can anyone else relate?
Then I got to thinking, Am I adding to the contention? Am I adding to the negativity? Am I part of the problem?
If I was, I didn't want to be. I DON'T want to be.
So, that's it, that is the reason for this post. The is my written resolution:
I WILL BE A POSITIVE AND UPLIFTING VOICE IN THE FACE OF HATE AND CONTENTION.
Imagine what the world would be like if we all decided to do so?
This does NOT mean I don't have opinions on hot topics in the world, but rather I will defend my views in such a way that I support things I agree with rather than tear down what I do not.
That I will not force my opinions on those who do not see things my way.
I will try to keep this blog free of hate and contention the best that I can! I want to post about the positive things in my life and in the world so that this can be a safe haven for all those needing an positive boost! As commenters and readers I hope that you too will keep things positive on here and in your own lives as well!
Thank you for all your Love and support as I plan to spread happiness, love, positive thoughts and ideas to all those who read.
You are Beautiful, wonderful, and strong!