"And there shall be mine abode, and it shall be Zion, which shall come forth out of all the creations which I have made; and for the space of a thousand years the earth shall rest."
I love the concept of Zion... of striving for that perfect society, and this talks about it coming forth "out of all the creations which I have made" which seems really cool, and a culmination of so many good things that we work for on the earth. Sometimes it seems impossible with all the bad things happening that we could build and maintain a perfect society... but then again, so many good things happen too. The world pulls together during disasters... building and helping where lives have been broken. The amount of assistance and money given to charities is overwhelming, and I think that it shows that people really do care. Perhaps we just need a focus sometimes... what can we work on, and how can we help. Today I was thinking a basic outlook shift. Let's remember that we are the children of God and that we have the seed of divinity within us. And further, whenever we look at someone else today, let's remember that the person we're looking at is also a child of God, and also has that seed of divinity... that unlimited potential to grow into something better than we imagine. It is so easy to get burned out on people, and stop looking at the potential or the possibilities and instead start judging and dismissing. Today let's try to pull out of that, and try to see that Zion potential in God's creations... including the other people around us. As we try to be Zion people, let's work at seeing other people as potential inhabitants as well. :)