Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Election Results and my feelings

I had a hard time falling asleep last night because it seemed like everything I voted for went the other way.  Still upset about it this morning, I read this quote and found it uplifting.  Maybe if you are upset about the election it will help you too.

"Men may fail in this country, earthquakes may come, seas may heave beyond their bounds, there may be great drought, disaster, and hardship, but this nation, founded on principles laid down by men whom God raised up, will never fail.

This is the cradle of humanity, where life on this earth began in the Garden of Eden. This is the place of the New Jerusalem. . . . This is the place where the Savior will come to His temple.

We are living in a time of great crisis. The Country is torn with scandal and with criticism, with faultfinding and condemnation. There are those who have downgraded the image of this nation as probably never before in the history of the country.

I plead with you not to preach pessimism. Preach that this is the greatest country in all the world. . . . It is the nation that will stand despite whatever trials or crises it may yet have to pass through.

We must be on the optimistic side. This is a great nation; this is a great country; this is the most favored of all lands. While it is true that there are dangers and difficulties that lie ahead of us, we must not assume that we are going to stand by and watch the country go to ruin. We should not be heard to predict ills and calamities for the nation. On the contrary, we should be providing optimistic support for the nation.

We must tell the world how we feel about this land and
this nation and should bear our testimonies about the great mission and destiny that it has.
If we do this, we will help turn the tide of this great country and lessen the influence of the pessimists. We must be careful that we do not say or do anything that will further weaken the country. It is the negative, pessimistic comments about the nation that do as much harm as anything to the country today. We who carry these sacred responsibilities must preach the gospel of peace, and peace can only come by overcoming the things of the world. Now, we must be the dynamic force that will help turn the tide of fear and pessimism."

--Harold B. Lee.  

2 comments:

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

I agree with all the above...thanks for sharing. I had to get off FB this morning because of all the negativity. Let's all move forward with a good attitude and a faith in God, shall we?! :)
-Kristen

versatilestylebytracey.com said...

I heard a commentator say last night that this second 4 years now becomes a legacy presidency and that he will have to take a look at what he wants that legacy to be and act accordingly. My prayer is that he sees it that way.