Focus

The people of Zion were of “…one heart and one mind…”.(Moses 7:18). According to scripture, Zion was able to solve the problem of poverty and, we believe, many of society’s other ailments.

A prophet of our day, Howard W. Hunter, comforted us by saying: If our lives and our faith are centered on Jesus Christ and his restored gospel, nothing can ever go permanently wrong. On the other hand, if our lives are not centered on the Savior and his teachings, no other success can ever be permanently right. (Howard W. Hunter)

Not too long ago, I was behind a car with a bumpersticker that read: Don’t judge me because I sin differently than you

I thought about this for awhile. I recognize that there may be a tendency to judge people who are different. However, focussing on sin – theirs or ours – is not very productive.

Our focus needs to be on Jesus Christ and His teachings. In the Book of Mormon, we are commanded to counsel with the Lord in all our doings. (Alma 37) Prophets of our day have counseled us to read our scriptures daily, and attend church services weekly. These are small and simple things that keep the disciple of Christ on the covenant path of righteousness.

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