I am Thankful for Inspired Leadership

A friend of mine, Jenn C, brought this talk to my attention from thirty years ago and it is still so absolutely relevant today. Tomorrow is election day, and with my focus on Proposition 8 due in big part to the counsel we have been given by our leaders (and in spite of the mean verbal attacks on my church’s members), I couldn’t help but think that the Lord has been preparing us for this kind of fight for a long time after reading this part of the talk:

“What the secularists are increasingly demanding, in their disingenuous way, is that religious people, when they act politically, act only on secularist grounds. They are trying to equate acting on religion with establishing religion. And—I repeat—the consequence of such logic is really to establish secularism. It is in fact, to force the religious to internalize the major premise of secularism: that religion has no proper bearing on public affairs.” (Human Life Review, Summer 1978, pp. 51–52, 60–61.)…

Give it a read: A More Determine Discipleship

I am thankful for the prophet and apostles that lead our church and love all people of the world.  I am grateful for the sacrifices they make to serve and teach people of all faiths throughout the world. I am grateful for their counsel and hope that I will be more diligent in following it.