Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Discouraged

Every night for the past week Colonel Brandon and I have had a similar discussion. This discussion asks questions, finds answers, bears testimony, explains frustrations, and reaffirms beliefs. 

Then today I found this little story and thought it applied perfectly to the swarm of negativity in articles, posts, and comments regarding the LDS church and the doubts and the frustrations and the history and the peace and the anxiety and the love and the questions and the leaders and on and on and on. 



So which wolf are you allowing to win the battle?

Do what makes YOU feel right. Forget everyone else. Don't pull anyone with you to either side. Just live your life with love and compassion. Don't blame. Don't judge. Don't hate. Don't manipulate. Do what's right for you and let others do what's right for them. Trust God and take questions to Him. Not social media. And don't spread the doubt. Don't feed the wolf that is mean and bitter. WHICHEVER SIDE you are on, be kind and compassionate. Feed the wolf of love and humility. 

The end. 

3 comments:

collinanddani said...

Perfect.

wisp said...

It always astounds me how much people forget that kindness is more important than winning an argument or feeling vindicated. I used to get drawn into the social media arguments and it is so unfulfilling and frustrating. It never solves anything, no one is going to change their minds. And after a while I realized that I don't want to change their minds. I want them to be able to think for themselves and come to their own conclusions in their own way. I want them to be happy, even if that is in a different way than what makes me happy. It makes me sad so see people who have so much in common be so venomous about a small part that isn't common between them. I wish they could share the common ground, agree to disagree on the differences, and just care about the other person more than about being "right" and "winning" an argument. People need to be able to think for themselves and be confident enough in themselves not to need everyone around them to think exactly the same way. Letting others be different than you can create some really cool friendships. :)

Avah Lewis said...

Amen!!