The Good News and negativity

July 23, 2008 at 12:30 am (Christianity, Words of wisdom)

Let us not partake of the negative spirit so rife in our times. There is so much of the sweet and the decent and the beautiful to build upon. We are partakers of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel means “good news.” The message of the Lord is one of hope and salvation. The voice of the Lord is a voice of glad tidings. The work of the Lord is a work of glorious accomplishment.

In a dark and troubled hour the Lord said to those he loved, “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27.) These great words of confidence are a beacon to each of us. In him we may indeed have trust, for he and his promises will never fail.

President Gordon B. Hinckley. Faith: the Essence of True Religion. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1989, p. 79.

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2 Comments

  1. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur said,

    I have thought about this for a while. The fact of the matter is that the sarcasm is a way I deal with the negativity…easier to laugh than to cry kinda thing, you know? But yeah, any reminder of the victory that is already written is a good thing, M’oon.

  2. Muslihoon said,

    I agree. Sarcasm has its place, and in many places/times is needed.

    But I think President Hinckley is trying to warn us about sarcasm that overwhelms us, so much so we lose sight of the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ, engaging in sarcasm to the extent that our eyes close to goodness and virtue. Some people only criticize or engage in sarcasm – doing only this is unwise.

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