I have been thinking a lot about hope lately. With the ending of my employment I have begun to ask for answers from someone more intelligent, more knowledgeable and more omniscient than I. While reading in the scriptures (I’m LDS, I do that every day -not bragging, just explaining) I came across this golden nugget.
40 And again, my beloved brethren, I would speak unto you concerning hope. How is it that ye can attain unto faith, save ye shall have hope?
41 And what is it that ye shall hope for? Behold I say unto you that ye shall have hope through the atonement of Christ and the power of his resurrection, to be raised unto life ceternal, and this because of your faith in him according to the promise.
42 Wherefore, if a man have faith he must needs have hope; for without faith there cannot be any hope.
43 And again, behold I say unto you that he cannot have faith and hope, save he shall be meek, and lowly of heart.
44 If so, his faith and hope is vain, for none is acceptable before God, save the meek and lowly in heart; and if a man be meek and lowly in heart, and confesses by the power of the Holy Ghost that Jesus is the Christ, he must needs have charity; for if he have not charity he is nothing; wherefore he must needs have charity.
47 But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.
Moroni 7:40-44,47 (Book of Mormon)
So this is where we are today. We have no hope because we have no faith in our elected leaders. Consequently we have no faith in our leaders so we have no hope in the future. (I really hate circular thought) We have no charity with each other because lowlyness of heart is considered weakness and meekness an invitation to subordinate. We have a government that has sold it’s collective soul to the forces of darkness (however you’d like to define that, be my guest) and has just begun to reap the whirlwind.
Believe in God or don’t. Totally up to you. The wisdom of the ancients however continues to provide the same message. (Christian, Buddist, et al.)
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -Edmund Burke, Irish orator, philosopher, & politician (1729 – 1797) And after centuries of genocide by the British against the Irish, Scots and Welsh, Mr Burke was an expert.