Sunday, July 28, 2002

Doctrine and Covenants 49:20

"But it is not given that one man should possess that which is above another, wherefore the world lieth in sin."
Doctrine and Covenants 49:20

Isn't this interesting?  God is about equality, and things that make us "above" someone else in some way are contrary to his plan.   So, really, the whole world lieth in sin, because why else do some clothing lines and luxury cars exist? :)  Also, amounts could be called into question here.  Story problem: Me, walking down the street with fifty bucks in my pocket and Joe, a guy with 34 cents to feed his family with for the week.  Isn't there something just inherently wrong there?  God values each of us equally, as his children.  He blessed us each with a spirit and talents and opportunities... but here on earth we try to separate into factions and classes and cliques, for little more than the desire to feel like we are better or that we belong when someone else doesn't.  Today, let's try to equalize things a little.  Let's include someone we don't usually include... separate ourselves from the rest of humanity less.  Anything, no matter how small, will help us to bridge the distance.

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