Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Doctrine and Covenants 82:14

"For Zion must increase in beauty, and in holiness; her borders must be enlarged; her stakes must be strengthened; yea, verily I say unto you, Zion must arise and put on her beautiful garments."
Doctrine and Covenants 82:14

Continuing with our beauty theme... :)  I like the whole idea of this... as we become a Zion people, our goal is to become more beautiful. :)  I think that is one of the greatest things that I have heard lately.  We don't have to take an aggressive or a defensive position... we merely have to take a position of beauty. :)  And, isn't that the way that God works with us?  The attraction of the gospel, in the end, is not one of fear or power... it is our attraction to the beauty of the gospel as a whole, to the pure, glorious, magnificence of it all that brings us to desire to belong to it.  And so, as we become Zion... a perfect community, one of our primary goals is to become more beautiful individually, and together.  What will make us more beautiful today?  What will help us to have more beautiful relationships?  And once we start thinking of beauty, we can never settle for "good enough" or "agreeing to disagree" :)  To be truly beautiful, we have to transcend our limitations and our fears, both individually, and with one another.  Today, let's work on beauty. :)

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