Members of the LDS Church embrace a theology that includes a daily quest for personal perfection, if not in this life, then in the afterlife. That quest can become toxic if it morphs into self-righteousness and judgment of how well others meet one’s own internal standard. This is the first in a series of stories about the impact such judgments can have on individuals, families and the church as a whole.
“The world needs to be more outraged than it is,” he said, “when we read of the persecution, the violence, the sexual violence, the murder, the rape, the destruction of families and any social structure that these people have had — almost entire cultures being destroyed.”—Elder Holland
Scott Christopher (of BYUtv’s Granite Flats) was asked to make a video inspired by the story of “Molly” from a talk by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland to illustrate how easily home teachers “look beyond the mark.”
This 5-year-old will have you dropping your jaw with this technique in no time. We promise.
Speaking at Windsor Castle to a conference on religious persecution and forced migration, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said there is much to learn from the 19th-century Mormon refugee experience that could help modern-day refugees rise above their circumstances.
“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is concerned about the temporal and spiritual welfare of all of God’s children across the earth,” the statement said, “with special concern for those who are fleeing physical violence, war and religious persecution. The church urges all people and governments to cooperate fully in seeking the best solutions to meet human needs and relieve suffering.”—LDS Church statement
The short answer is yes (and no). Want more details? Keep reading.
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