Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sheilds raised, keptin

Remember-things are not supposed to get better in the world. These are the last days. Humanity will not lock arms and march off bravely into the sunset. Things will get bad-very bad, and that can't happen in a free market system where belief in God is widespread and personal responsibility reigns. Elections aren't the cause-they're the symptom.

We all have work-let no one shirk. Even though that's not really a word.

This morning I just turned off the radio and cranked my Christmas tunes for the 45 minute-long commute of what is normally a 12-minute commute. Putting along at 2 miles per hour with heavy snow falling, I felt very much at ease. In the world but not of the world-that's the way to go.

“The living of one protective principle of the gospel is better than a thousand compensatory government programs—which programs are, so often, like ‘straightening the deck chairs on the Titanic.’ ” Neal A Maxwell

“The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature." -ETB

3 comments:

Hillary said...

"If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait til it's free."

-Mitt Romney February 10, 2006 Grand America SLC, UT

Kristen said...

Excellent choice of quotes. Here's a couple more:

"We don't have to look at or listen to that which hurts our insides." (KO)

"O my son, do not let us be slothful because of the easiness of the way; for so was it with our fathers; for so was it prepared for them, that if they would look they might live; even so it is with us. The way is prepared, and if we will look we may live forever.
And now, my son, see that ye take care of these sacred things, yea, see that ye LOOK TO GOD AND LIVE."
(Alma 37:46-47, emphasis added)

Shannon said...

I loved this talk when he gave it!