"what is it good for...absolutely nothin"....sorry, i had to continue the song that automatically hits the brain when that single word war is said ;)

anyways :) 
we have a new sunday school teacher who josh and i both just love. i find myself instantly cued in and very involved, and we just seem to have similar ideas, thoughts, and beliefs about certain topics. you can feel that he has truly prepared with a lot of thought and prayer for each lesson, which we greatly appreciate.

a few weeks ago, the topic of war was brought up. so naturally there are some strong opinions regarding this subject. to which this wonderful quote, by Spencer W. Kimball was shared:

"In spite of our delight in defining ourselves as modern, and our tendency to think we possess a sophistication that no people in the past ever had-in spite of these things, we are, on the whole, an idolatrous people-a condition most repugnant to the Lord.
We are a warlike people, easily distracted from our assignment of preparing for the coming of the Lord. When enemies rise up, we commit vast resources to the fabrication of gods of stone and steel-ships, planes, missiles, fortifications-and depend on them for protection and deliverance. When threatened, we become anti enemy instead of pro-kingdom of God; we train a man in the art of war and call him a patriot, thus, in the manner of Satan's counterfeit of true patriotism, perverting the Savior's teaching:
"Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 
"That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven." (Matt. 5:44-45)

amen. amen. amen.
i just loved it, and wanted to share.

now go out there and love one another! ;)

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