Some members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have prayed for removal of attraction to members of the same gender. When it doesn't happen, some choose to believe that a gay lifestyle is God's plan for them. I see this as a grave mistake.

When we see each other accurately, there is kinship rather than attraction.

Some may wonder why God, to whom all things are possible, asks us to hold on in faith and patience in this life. Fortunately, with the countless blessings we receive and the opportunities we ha e to serve others, there is much to be grateful for and to take our minds off our own struggles.

Ryan Larsen