"Wherefore, I beseech of you, brethren, that ye should search diligently in the light of Christ that ye may know good from evil; and if ye will lay hold upon every good thing, and condemn it not, ye certainly will be a child of Christ."
This is fascinating. In our journey of life, we need to keep a keen eye out for the truth... and gather the good things wherever we find them. I think the mere fact that the scripture says "search diligently" tells us a lot. Even when we go to church regularly, we don't get truth handed to us on a platter--a feast without effort. Albeit unfortunate, you come across evil even in Sunday School sometimes. It takes a diligent effort to search out, every day... every minute... the good and the evil. Good is spoken of frequently in the scriptures... telling us that good comes from God. That we can tell if something comes from God, because it will lead us to do good and to love God. So, basically, we choose between good and evil every day, and the choices that we make dictate who we become... good or evil versions of ourselves. :) In Article of Faith 13, it mentions that we believe in "doing good to all men." I think that relates to the above scripture in that I think that we condemn good people sometimes. We generalize and label, and have a hard time treating people well when we disagree with them, for whatever reason. :) Or you know, maybe it is just me. :)
Anyway, today... let's look for the good around us. Find the good in everyone, especially the people that we are used to dismissing. And let's remember our basic choices... good and evil. Let's collect some good, and throw out all that moldy evil that we have sitting around in our cupboards. (ick!)...