Thursday, October 20, 2011

Brandon Flowers (yes of The Killers)

When I first saw this video I asked the same question that many people ask, "How can you be a rock star and live your faith as well?" I think that Brandon is an excellent example of those who follow God while still being themselves. It is also inspiring to see how he is also able to enjoy a family life as well.

It is so true that the gospel really is for everyone. The Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches us how to come closer to Christ and keep his commandments. While it is true that there are some things that God may require us to change in order to be in harmony with his standards and commandments, there are also many ways in which we can still maintain our individual status. I believe that God created us all as individuals and gave us different talents and abilities. In this life it is up to us to develop those talents to bless our own lives as well as the lives of those around us. Some may be talented with music, others with teaching, and yet others with serving. It is by sharing these talents that we show God how grateful we for the things we have been blessed with.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor

I think that this video truly captures the spirit of what Christ meant when he said, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself (Matt 22:39)." To see an entire community come out to help and support this family in their time of crisis is absolutely incredible. After I watched this, I immediately thought, "Do I do enough to help those in need around me?" While some people may have readily visible needs such as this family, other are more subtle. For some the hurt is emotional or spiritual and can rarely been seen with the physical eye.  When we are baptized into the Church of Christ, we promise to take upon the name of Christ and help those around us. As representatives of Jesus Christ we seek to bring all men to his feet so that he can heal them through the power of his atonement. He called out to all of the weary when he said, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matt 11:28)." He has offered the invitation, now it is our responsibility to lift ourselves and others into his out-stretched arms. Remember the words of King Benjamin, "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God (Mosiah 2:17)."