Jerry Earl Johnston: Time to listen and learn from our neighbors

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  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    July 31, 2011 6:50 p.m.

    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.

  • L Central, Utah
    July 31, 2011 4:20 p.m.

    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.

  • JRJ Pocatello, ID
    July 30, 2011 10:06 p.m.

    Can't help but share the gospel if we're truly living it. What we do is much louder than what we say.

  • kenny Sterling Heights, MI
    July 30, 2011 8:55 p.m.

    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.

  • NealDouglas Nashville, TN
    July 30, 2011 6:38 p.m.

    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?