This is a talk I was asked to give in an LDS Sacrament Meeting on Mother’s Day 2017.
Last time I spoke in this ward was on Easter Sunday a few years ago. I talked of one of the Savior’s final lessons before the Atonement when he taught, “As I have loved you, love one another.” I would like to continue these remarks today as I speak about our commission to love our Heavenly Father’s children.
Terrorism has long been understood to be the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political, religious, or ideological goals. It typically involves acts such as bombings, fires, and other mass killings. When the World Trade Center was hit in 2001, we were all counseled not to let fear overcome us. We were told to go about our lives as normal. If we let them change us through fear, they have won. Though some acts of terror are simply senseless acts of violence intended to kill, terrorism in general hopes to create fear in a society to be more easily persuaded towards an ideology. Read more →
I read an article that declared modesty to be misunderstood. The premise of the argument was that the culture of society has made nudity sexual and that a woman should be able to wear whatever she wants without any consideration as to how she might be perceived by men. The point was made that men alone should be accountable for their thoughts and should be expected to maintain self-control, regardless of what he sees. Read more →