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It is my opinion that doctors have good intentions of helping others become whole and well. I also believe that there is a limit to that desire to help people become healthy and whole. What use would a hospital be if no one was sick? What would the number of doctors we have in the country be doing with their time? No patients equals no need for doctors equals no more fancy cars, homes, and trips. It is my opinion that they current health systems goal is not to make people whole but to keep their customers. The love of money can bought and sold with personal integrity.

That being said.

Most people like to get multiple opinions and counsel with many doctors and seek to find the best course of action for them. Some doctors will give you the honest truth and some will give you the run around.

Religion can be a lot like this process. We all have problems in life. Unhappiness, lack of fufillment in life, distance between family and friends, bad temperments, negative outlooks on people and situations. We can all go looking for various teachings, doctrines, and ritual experiences of church, worships services, praise music that will heal us and help us with our problems. We find so many different explanations for the cause and just as many solutions to those problems. It can be difficult almost impossible to find the truth and what is the right course of action. Sometimes it can appear that people just want to keep their customers paying for their Church and preachers car and home. It can be hard to find the honest and true who are willing to tell us the real facts about why we feel the way we do.

Thankfully for us we can talk to the Designer and Creator of our bodies and our souls. Prayer is an invaluable gift in seeking for the truth. We can take what we have been told, study it out and confirm it with God. We have to be willing to hear the hard truth that “Well the reason why you have so many health problems can be attributed to you smoking cigerettes.” It is up to us if we are going to disregard and continue destroying our bodies at the cost of our own health and long term happiness. The addictive nature of certian sins can be difficult to break but we would be a fool for not trying and calling upon heaven to help us.

I heard someone say, “If you are unhappy, repent.”

“12 And many great destructions have I caused to come upon this land, and upon this people, because of their wickedness and their abominations.

13 O all ye that are spared because ye were more righteous than they, will ye not now return unto me, and repent of your sins, and be converted, that I may heal you?

14 Yea, verily I say unto you, if ye will come unto me ye shall have eternal life. Behold, mine arm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will I receive; and blessed are those who come unto me.

15 Behold, I am Jesus Christ the Son of God. I created the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are. I was with the Father from the beginning. I am in the Father, and the Father in me; and in me hath the Father glorified his name.”

3 Nephi 9

As we seek for the truth from God, we will learn of His commandments. We will find the health guidelines, if you will, that will give us spiritual happiness and wellness. Too many of us are uninformed of these guidelines and virtues. 

We must prayerfully seek to know the truth of those commandments. Then we must be humble enough to admit we have our problems, and be willing to work on eliminating them the hard way. We cannot just take the first or most convenient counsel of a magic pill once a day that requires no change in our current behavior or the least amount of effort for the desired health and happiness. Happiness is bought only by obedience to the commandments of God.

I bear my witness that as we shake ourselves of ignorance and apathy of the commandments of God we can be happy. I have been blessed to know of these commandments my whole life, but the application and sure knowledge of the promised blessings and benefits have come only with humility. They are true. We can repent. Through Christ we can be healed and happy. This I know in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.


“When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that ´a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.´ So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one.”

-Abraham Lincoln

Lately I have given lots of thought about Christlike Leadership. I am a district leader and I have responsibility to be the go to guy for any problems or questions for six other missionaries. It has been a great opportunity to learn about what makes a good leader. This quote I read a long time ago and it is true today as it was when President Lincoln said it. I look forward to studying more the life and leadership of Jesus Christ and learn how I can be a better missionary now and a better husband and father in the future.

It would be well if we all tried to be better friends. When we are better friends, we are better people. These things I am grateful for in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

 


If I Can Live

By Helen Hunt Jackson

“If I can live
To make some pale face brighter, and to give
A second luster to some tear-dimmed eye,
Or e’en impart
One throb of comfort to an aching heart,
Or cheer some wayworn soul in passing by;

If I can lend
A strong hand to the fallen, or defend
The right against a single envious strain,
My life, tho’ bare
Perhaps of much that seemeth dear and fair
To us on earth, will not have been in vain.

The purest joy,
Most near to Heaven, far from earth’s alloy,
Is bidding clouds give way to sun and shine,
And ’twill be well
lf on that day of days the angels tell
Of me, “She did her best for one of Thine.” ‘

I love this poem. I am grateful for the ability that I have to serve. The more and more I serve others and go beyond myself, I am blessed and rewarded beyond measure. To know that I made someone’s day that much better, that much brighter makes my darkness go away. I stop thinking about myself when I start thinking about others. Today during General Conference many speakers spoke about Charity and Service. I would invite everyone to go out and serve with all their hearts to those who need help. I will and am trying my best to serve with all my heart, each and everyday. I know that as we do we will be blessed with happiness and joy and I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.



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