Utah People's Party

…proclain liberty through out all the land….(Leviticus 25:10)

Untried Suggestion

on November 10, 2012

And behold it is written also, that thou shalt love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy; But behold I say unto you, love your , bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father who is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good. (3 Nephi 12:43-45)

commenting on this Gospel principle, Shilo Logan, managing editor of LDS Liberty, made the following comment.

As we work and strive to follow the Lord, a testimony – if it is a true testimony – will soften our hearts and lead us to desire the benefit and welfare of our perceived “enemies.” To love our enemies – i.e. to honestly, willfully, and intentionally desire the benefit, eternal salvation, and temporal well-being of those who we perceive intentionally seek to injure, harm, and deride not only us, but God – is the one teaching of Christ that has, as Dr. Hart explained, largely “remain[ed] an intriguing but basically untried suggestion.”.(Shilo Logon, Final Stage of Testimony, Posted 10-10-12 on LDSLiberty.org)

While many people have not tried to love their enemies, there are others who have. Those who have followed our Savior’s teaching can testify that doing so blessed their lives. There is great unused potential for happiness and peace on Earth, by applying Gospel truths. Those who have not tried to love their enemies as our Savior urged us to, have no idea how sweet is the peace this principle will bring into their lives when they do follow it.


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