Monday October 31, 2016
“All of us are neck deep in politics everyday of our lives. Every organization on earth that involves human beings has its politics. Politics does not have to be a bad thing. Actually politics can be a good thing when we bring people to the table to sit down, work together, compromise and get things done for the common good.” – Bill Gindlesperger
With the coming election there is a lot of negativity and bad feelings. I liked how this quote looks at the positive side of politics. I think a key point is compromise. I do wish the common good was more often everyone’s motivation.
Tuesday November 1, 2016
“In politics, it’s what isn’t said that matters.” -K.J. Parker
In today’s environment we often put too much stock in what people say, or even worse how eloquently they say it, but more often than not that puts us in sticky situations. A person’s actions and character should matter much more. Also it’s very telling sometimes, how well people talk around something they don’t want to answer.
Wednesday November 2, 2016
“We must do as the Lord commanded us by revelation in 1833: “Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; otherwise whatsoever is less than these cometh of evil” (D&C 98:10).
Men who are wise, good, and honest, who will uphold the Constitution of the United States in the tradition of the Founding Fathers, must be sought for diligently. This is our hope to restore government to its rightful role.” -President Ezra Taft Benson
We should put in our best effort to find/learn about our politicians and support those who are virtuous and uphold our constitution.
Thursday November 3, 2016
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.
We are each given the light of Christ to help us know right from wrong and we ought to live and make our decisions according to that innate moral compass, even when it is difficult.
Friday November 4, 2016
“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”
― Abraham Lincoln
We don’t make God conform to our will but should align ourselves with what He has told us is right, because we cannot lose on his side.
Saturday November 5, 2016
“Hold fast to what you already know and stand strong until additional knowledge comes.” -Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
We don’t have to know everything to continue in faith, and that’s not the way the Lord gives us understanding, but rather line upon line.
Sunday November 6, 2016
“I would encourage members of the Church wherever they may be to show kindness and respect for all people everywhere. The world in which we live is filled with diversity. We can and should demonstrate respect toward those whose beliefs differ from ours.” -President Thomas S. Monson
Especially with how controversial this election is this is good to remember.