@ EduardAE --you may want to check the definition of "servitude."
Maybe you meant "service" instead?ser·vi·tude noun1. slavery or bondage of any
kind: political or intellectual servitude.2.compulsory service or labor as
a punishment for criminals: penal servitude.3.Law . a right possessed by
one person to use another's property.
As a convert to the church some 35 years ago, I have learned that welfare begins
in one's heart. If you have the desire to follow Christ's teachings, you will
find a way to be helpful to all who require your help. Sometimes the kindest
thing you can do is nothing. But most times, if you pray first, you will find
out what you can do for those around you who are suffering even if that means
the only thing you can do is put them in touch with others who CAN help them. I
have been on both sides of the fence. I have had times of prosperity and times
of want. I have learned something from each and every one of those times. And
I have learned that to truly care for your fellow-beings, you must have that
desire to do so in your heart. Relief Society is a wonderful institution
inspired of God. I am grateful to be a part of it and to serve my brothers and
sisters in whatever capacity I am asked. I do NOT feel that I am being
exploited or mistreated in any way.
"Second, welfare involves being responsible for yourself." (We are
responsible for saving ourselves.)This statement is true concerning our
Soul. Some of the misconception about religion and what the Lord taught can be
checked by reading scriptures. I like the one where he admonishes us When the
poor ask for bread, not to give them a stone and tell them to be full.In a
world where there are no jobs, fishing and hunting are controlled by government,
the ability to grow ones own food is impossible if you're living in your car.
We need to be very careful what we teach in our ward's and Stake's. Women usually keep the children when the marriage breaks up, have the lowest
paying job and fewer resources to improve their opportunities. I would
like to see our Church expound on how we can serve our sisters who are
struggling to survive. Some places in America Church is 50+ miles away so
attending is an expense many can't afford. These are the times when we
define what we stand for. Let us stand with Christ and Love our neighbors as
@Dadof5sonsI give you great credit for all that you have done for the
Quorum. You deserved every whit of it and may God have mercy on your soul. Jesus, not only did greater service, but was crucified for telling the
Pharisees they were wrong in following the traditions of their fathers.I still believe that the Relief Society sisters have a deeper understanding on
the fine art of servitude.
Yes, an excellent story. I also learned a lot.
@ EduardAE,Well I take it you never served in a elders quorum? I do not
want to blow my own horn, I will tell you that I have done countless service
protects with my Quorum. Such as filling food orders working in the wet pack
cannery not a easy thing to do. Harvest crops for a local farmer who was laid
up in the hospital. helped to reconstruct homes and countless other things with
out thought of reward or praise of man. The Sisters in this great church do this
out of love and compassion. For the definition of charity is the Pure love of
Christ, and who ever posses it in the last days it will be well with them.
that's why we do these things its what Christ would want us to do. As Christ has
served us we want to serve others. I hope this helps you understand why we do
What great story, I learned a lot for this thanks for taking the time to share
Are there only two important distinctions? First, "welfare involves serving
one another" and second, "welfare involves being responsible for
yourself?" Both of these involve women! Are the priesthood brethren only
responsible for the hard physical aspect or bread winning or is there as clear a
guide for the brethren as there is for the sisters? How about a class conducted
by the Relief Society presidency in teaching the fine art of servitude?