Rising Above Negative Publicity
We are reminded in the statement, "As Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder Robert D. Hales of the Council of the Twelve Apostles have both said recently, when expressing themselves in the public arena, Latter-day Saints should conduct themselves with dignity and thoughtfulness."
The war of the adversary is raging all around us. He will use anything he can to discourage us and make a mockery of the things of God. It is up to us as members of the church to stand for what is right and sometimes the best way to do that is with grace and dignity. If we keep the spirit with us in our hearts, we will know what to say and when to say it. The Lord is with us always if we let Him.
I think that perhaps this is a wonderful opportunity for us to discuss with our non-member friends and families the wonderful blessings of the temple. Many do not understand why we build temples and why we hold them sacred. In response to this, the church has put out a short video that explains why we build temples.
Let us remember the words of President Gordon B. Hinckley, and take this opportunity to "Stand a little taller."
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