I love this quote above and hope that I can be an example of a true Christian and especially a courageous one. Sometimes it is difficult to have the courage to not engage in an issue.
Lately, I have noted that there is a lot of debating going on in the workplace, in the political arena and over religious beliefs.
Our Prophet and Apostles have counseled us to stand for truth but at the same time to love all others regardless of their beliefs.
A few months ago I was having a conversation with someone over an issue that was bothering us both. I could sense their anger was building and I realized then that the Christ like way was not a way of anger. I do believe with all my heart that it is always best to listen with kindness, stand for truth but not argue the differences in thoughts and beliefs. We are to love one another regardless of what we each believe. We are to be tolerant and kind to one another. We should never bash other's political or religious beliefs.
In our faith we have 13 Articles of Faith that describe our beliefs. When it comes to religious tolerance this is one that we live by.
The 11th Article of Faith - "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.
My very favorite Article of Faith is the 13th - We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.
You can find all of the Articles of Faith here.
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