A wonderful story that should set us all to thinking what we can do. I'm
saddened, however, at A Scientist's mean spirited comment about wishing
that people didn't need it to be a "calling" and complaining about
it being a burden on those who try to help out of common decency. If that is
truly what you are doing, don't draw attention to if, just do it.
Distant Thunder,You opined, "It's hard to understand why
God "allows" evil and suffering. I think this is why: so that God's
love can be made manifest through our love for each other."That
strikes me as like a parent starving their children so the genius of their
cooking can be fully manifest; or a doctor harming, poisoning, and infecting
people so that their healing skills can be best appreciated and admired.That good people help others in need should never give us a twisted
appreciation for evil and suffering, much less make us grateful for them.
Mr Soda's faith is impressive to think, I don't know what to do, but I
have to do something. And then be a community leader and inspire so many other
people. Sometimes it just takes a sparkplug of a person to dive in.
That's real courage - and most people don't have it. It's taking
action without the understanding of HOW things can work or even if they will
work.The other issue is drug addiction from pain killers and the
absolutely horrific suffering that accompanies it. People kill themselves
because it's like lying with a broken back or broken leg without any hope
for pain relief. The pain is unimaginable. It's like an emotional
migraine, but instead of a headache, it's called a psyche-ache and we need
to be more sensitive to people who are suffering this terrible pain.It's hard to understand why God "allows" evil and suffering. I
think this is why: so that God's love can be made manifest through our love
for each other.Happy Easter!
I wish there were more stories like this to be written, instead of, "No you
can't play with them. They are different from us!"
Kudos to these wonderful, truly Christian people--it does not matter what
religion they are! This is a great part of what this nation is all
about--voluntarily helping others when there is a need.
This is great! Making the world a little bit better! :)
The news is boiling over with tragedy, ills and chaos. And yet, in almost every
corner there are people who are not corrupt, not selfish and not frozen in front
of the television or internet while the world caves in around them.I
find it interesting that when a controversial issue appears in the Deseret News,
the number of comments are well over one or two hundred. But when a faith
promoting, example of Christianity in action story graces these pages, only a
handful of people respond."Have I done any good in the world
today?" I would like to think so. I don't think it has to be as
dramatic as this heart wrenching story portrayed, but it's nice to know
that such people exist who live by what they preach and preach positive sermons
every day of their lives.
Sorry, that should be "undefiled", but the spell checker thinks it is
smarter than me.
Kudos to the neighbors and the Mountain Springs Community Church in Salt Lake
City. That is "true religion and undefined."I wish my
neighbors understood that spirit. They won't do anything without it being a
"calling" from their Church leaders. It leaves quite a burden on those
of us who try to help out of common decency.
Thank you for sharing this. It is a very touching story. The Savior answered
the question, "Who is my neighbor?"
My goodness, I couldn't read it without tears of sadness and joy. If only
more people would reach out and help others this wonderful world of ours could
be renewed with love, kindness, hope and forgiveness.
Wow, The perfect example of following the Savior's teachings, especially on
What a wonderful story about neighbors helping neighbors!