If you have to be counseled to get along with other (outside of yout little
circle) there are some serious issues. It is unfortunate the LDS culture has
developed in this manner but it is what it is.
My neighbor next door is LDS. What I have learned from him is that I don't want
to be like him !That doesn't have anything to do with his religion,
only him cause I am LDS also.
Can't help but share the gospel if we're truly living it. What we do is much
louder than what we say.
I can only answer yes to all your questions but the truth of thew matter is that
I have never been faced with having to consider how I would respond. I can only
hope.Read Ether 12:41. If this scripture sounds like you then there would be no
problem in sharing the gospel with ALL your neighbors.We are not to pre screen
people and decide if the gospel message is for them because of their
lifestyle.The gospel IS for everyone.That is the message I with to share here
today.Regardless of what you see or feel or sense, just share the truths of the
gospel with everyone.Just do it.
These are great thoughts. But I wonder sometimes if we, as a people, are ready
and willing to follow this admonition.Let me pose a hypothetical -
picture yourself in this situation - what if your neighbors in this case were a
gay couple? Would you have the same enthusiasm for getting to know them? Would
you listen earestly and honestly to their point of view? Would you diligently
search for the good in them? Would you allow them to enrich your life, and would
you, in turn, enrich theirs? Would you be eager to share the gospel with this
couple? Food for thought. Do we, as a people, really reach out to
EVERYONE? And can we truly consider ourselves disciples if we do not? I think
the Saviour would find a way, don't you?