09 May 2013

A lion doesn't concern himself with the opinions of sheep.

And it came to pass the Lord said unto me: 
If they have not charity it mattereth not unto thee, 
thou hast been faithful.
Ether 12:37

Far too often we get caught up in the ways of the world; and distracted by the much too powerful, often times insignificant opinions of the world. I have found freedom and liberty in understanding and practicing several different things, but being only consumed with my Father in heaven and His Son, I have discovered more freedom and peace than almost any other quality I continually try to master. 

We obviously each should care about what others think of us, but always to an extent, and more often than not we care far too much. 

Unkind words are commonly spoken from the most insecure. Unkind words are often spoken out of inferiority, often anger, and sometimes, perhaps even sadness. Regardless of the reason, those who speak unkind words deserve the most love and compassion of all.

Unkind words will never signify someone's strength. It only magnifies their weakness, and in return our strength is proven in how we deal with those experiences.

If there are people you simply can't love, never, ever stop trying until you are better able to see the 'rudiments of God in them' -as Elder Busche would say. We are each spirit children, with endless possibilities, and second chances. We are each and individually loved by our eternal Father and Savior. We are all entitled to happiness, and glory, and peace. 

Next time feeble words are spoken ask yourself one thing: Is this what God thinks of me?

If you think there might be some truth to the words, reevaluate what you are doing, however if is not, see those words for what they are, but mostly, trust in that scripture found in Ether, broken down into this:

The way others treat you mattereth not,
if you have been faithful. 

Love others the way Christ loves us.
Especially those who perhaps,
don't necessarily love you.
Always love as Christ did.
For that way never faileth.