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Thursday, August 26, 2004

Speaking Up and Out

Recently, a coworker opined to me, with some annoyance, that she didn't understand why I persist so much in standing up and speaking out on various issues of principle which are dear to me.
She is not alone in her pique.
Some others also just don't get it, and have vented their obloquy and calumny even more forcefully.
They don't yet understand why it is important to persist in the pursuance of principles.
Put another way, Gordon B. Hinckley, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church),
observed that, "We are not likely to get that which we do not speak up for. Let our voices be heard....Remarkable consequences often flow from a well written letter and a postage stamp." (Ensign magazine, September, 2004).
In modern day revelation, Jesus Christ himself reminded us of the following:
"Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great". (LDS Church Doctrine & Covenants, Section 64, verse 33).

Note: I also want to share (with permission) the following response to the above posting-

Larry...that was a beautiful thought...and I quite agree...if I did not have the peace and happiness that I feel with the gospel in my life and in my heart...and I found out that someone had it and had not shared it with is a conundrum...because I cannot imagine my life without it...and yet I wonder...what is the problem people have with us sharing what has brought so much joy in our own lives? I love people...I want to share what is meaningful to me...I will love them whether or not they choose to follow my suggestions...why are they so offended? It is precisely the fact that we love them that we share is a definite dilemma.

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