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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Come to the Knowledge of the Truth

My thoughts are a bit jumbled this morning.

I just finished a phone call with a dear college friend, in which I was informed that she is moving forward with a divorce from her husband.
I checked my e-mail and read about a family member that had her divorce complete on the 13th and her ex-husband is headed in for a sex change operation.
This, along with my sister's findings over the past couple of weeks really makes me wonder what the world is coming to.

My circle of friends is relatively small when I talk with other friends that send out almost 200 Christmas cards per year.
I don't think there should be this much turmoil within such a relatively small group of people.
What is going on?

Is this the norm in our world today?

I understand pain and suffering is part of the trial we chose to come to earth to endure. And that those struggles may be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual....but so many of these things I am finding out about have come to pass by choices, which from my perspective seem very selfish.

2nd Timothy 3:1-7
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

I guess we do live in those perilous times spoken of in this scripture passage.
Our only hope is to look to Christ...and "come to the knowledge of the truth" and live the way He showed us.
I will be casting these burdens upon Him today...


Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Wow, amen. Truer words were never spoken.

No Cool Story and I were having a talk about something like this just this morning. I'm so glad I have a road map to follow for my own personal happiness, and don't have to depend on the world's ideas (which are so often nutty).

Dawnyel said...

I think about these kinds of things every once in a while, but when they come at us, what seems like, all at once it can get overwhelming! I hope you can find peace in your own life! :)

SalGal said...

Some people have larger blips on their radar screens than others, and others experience these blips with more frequency. Isn't it great that we have this gospel to use as a guide?

It's sad when others bad choices affect so many good people.

Amanda said...

One of the hardest aspects of agency is that other people's choices can have painful reprecussions. I have learned in my own life that the Atonement is meant to ease the pain and suffering of the innocent, as well as those in need of forgiveness. I love the book "The Peacegiver" it talks about this very thing.

Your family and friends are lucky to have someone like you that they can turn to at this difficult time in their lives.

Hy said...

When we have a strong circle of good friends, who are striving to do what is right, it is easy to lose sight of where the world isn't just heading, but where it has gone. I have also felt those recent multiple impacts reminding me how very, very important it is to daily stay close to the Lord, and to rely on Him.