Modern medicine advocates lower sodium for better health. But the Great Physician and Master Healer prescribes more salt in the world’s diet.
‘Be in the world, but not of the world’…
…is a common phrase we hear in the LDS Church. It suggests that as we move through our lives, outside the circle of our Church relationships and activities, we not forget our understanding of who we are, why we are here, and what our divine potential is. That we keep our covenants shamelessly, and perhaps be the means of illuminating the truth to those in an ever darkening world. And that while we do so we not allow the values, ideas, and philosophies of men to attach themselves to us in an effort to be kind, accommodating, and politically correct.
The beginning of this phrase can stand on its own and be punctuated with an exclamation mark; Be in the world! What good can be done, and how can others be led, if the lights of testimony burn brightly, but remain behind drawn blinds and closed doors where they neither aid those whose candles flicker or are totally without flame, or those who haven’t even got a candle in their stick? What good can be done, and how can we build the kingdom, when we only develop relationships with those who share our faith? What good can be done, and how can we strengthen and give courage to others of like spiritual mind if we don’t share our testimony and hold the moral line when others may be timid to do so. Our spiritual presence must be felt in the world!
The World Needs a Salty Diet
“When men are called unto mine everlasting gospel, and covenant with an everlasting covenant, they are accounted as the salt of the earth and the savour of men;” [DC 101:39]
“Elder Dallin H. Oaks advises, “The consequence of our failing to speak out as witnesses of God are evident in our Savior’s teaching about the salt that has ‘lost its savour.’ Mixed with other substances — just as we can be diluted by the values of the world — it loses its unique influence on the mixture of the mass. As the Savior taught, it is ‘thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men’” (Matthew 5:13). (BYU-Idaho Devotional, 25 Feb 2014) Mormon Women Stand Mission Statement
Get out there ladies! Open your mouths. Expand your circle of influence. Meet your neighbors. Voice your opinion, as well as the Lord’s, on social issues. Advocate for morality in your communities and schools. Share something on social media in support of the Lord, His restored gospel, and His chosen servants. Show others how living the gospel of Jesus Christ makes you and your family happy. BE SALTY! Add goodness and flavor to whatever pot you find yourself in. STAND for truth and righteousness. STAND with me. STAND with us! MORMON WOMEN….STAND!
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