Friday, March 18, 2016

D&C 107:27 -- On Decisions

"And every decision made by either of these quorums must be by the unanimous voice of the same; that is, every member in each quorum must be agreed to its decisions, in order to make their decisions of the same power or validity one with the other—"
Doctrine and Covenants 107:27

The idea of unanimous decisions is a powerful one.  God isn't asking us to do things in an earthly way at all.  I mean, think of our society.  How many decisions are ever unanimous?  We don't usually even try to reason with each other, or find something that offers the best outcome for everyone.  We just go our own way, and stick with people who agree with us.

As we work to become a Zion people, we learn more and more how to love others, to feel compassion and empathy, and to consider other people's perspectives.  As we learn, perhaps our decision making process is something that we should take into account.  Instead of trying to "win" and get our own way, let's take the time to see if we can make better decisions by listening to each other and working to come to a consensus.

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