Sunday, March 28, 2010

No More Pessimism For Me

I don't know if my family would agree with me, but I have always seen myself as an optimist (that is if you overlook the times I run around yelling ,the sky is falling). Lately, however, my world views have expanded and pessimism began to creep in. I am probably just spending too much time watching the news.

Well, no more for me. I still plan on staying informed with things that are going on in the world and especially our country, but I will no longer be pessimistic about our countries future.

While sitting in church this morning I read a quote from Harold B. Lee, a prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The quote was printed in nice bold letters on the back of our program. This is what it said:

"Men may fail in his country, earthquakes may come, seas may
heave beyond their bounds, there may be great drought,
disaster, and hardship, but this nation founded on principles
laid down my men whom God raised up, will never fail. This is
the cradle of humanity, where life on this earth began in the
Garden of Eden. This is the place of the new Jerusalem. This is
the place that the Lord said is favored above all other nations
in all the world. This is the place where the Savior will come to
His temple. This is the favored land in all the world. Yes, I
repeat, men may fail, but this nation won't fail. I have faith in
America; you and I must have faith in America, if we understand
the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are living in a day when we must pay
heed to these challenges. I plead with you not to preach pessimism.
Preach that this is the greatest country in all the world. This is the
favored land. This is the land of our forefathers. It is the nation
that will stand despite whatever trials or crises it may have to pass

So, I'm changing my ways and converting to optimism. I think life will be a whole lot more pleasant.

1 comment:

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