Having a Hard Time With The Second Commandment Today

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Having a Hard Time With The Second Commandment Today

Post by mom3 » 30 Jan 2015, 15:55

There really isn't much more to say on the matter, just the fact that "Loving your neighbor (co-worker, religious buddy, stranger in the store, etc) as yourself" is really hard and my well is drying up.

All I can say is "I'm glad it's sunny outside."
"I stayed because it was God and Jesus Christ that I wanted to follow and be like, not individual human beings." Chieko Okazaki Dialogue interview

"I am coming to envision a new persona for the Church as humble followers of Jesus Christ....Joseph and his early followers came forth with lots of triumphalist rhetoric, but I think we need a new voice, one of humility, friendship and service. We should teach people to believe in God because it will soften their hearts and make them more willing to serve." - Richard Bushman

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Re: Having a Hard Time With The Second Commandment Today

Post by nibbler » 30 Jan 2015, 16:27

That's a start, it's not even doing that where I'm at. :smile:

I don't think it's humanly possible to obey that particular commandment at all times. Hang in there.
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Re: Having a Hard Time With The Second Commandment Today

Post by afterall » 31 Jan 2015, 07:30

We know your heart here, mom3! Today you may be the neighbor you need to love. Take care of wonderful you!

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Re: Having a Hard Time With The Second Commandment Today

Post by SamBee » 31 Jan 2015, 07:32

mom3 wrote:There really isn't much more to say on the matter, just the fact that "Loving your neighbor (co-worker, religious buddy, stranger in the store, etc) as yourself" is really hard and my well is drying up.

All I can say is "I'm glad it's sunny outside."
Yes, it is easier said than done.

Remember though... pray for them that they might be well, and that your attitudes to one another might be softened.

And also remember, not to let it fester. That's not good for anyone.
DASH1730 "An Area Authority...[was] asked...who...would go to the Telestial kingdom. His answer: "murderers, adulterers and a lot of surprised Mormons!"'
1ST PRES 1978 "[LDS] believe...there is truth in many religions and philosophies...good and great religious leaders... have raised the spiritual, moral, and ethical awareness of their people. When we speak of The [LDS] as the only true church...it is...authorized to administer the ordinances...by Jesus Christ... we do not mean... it is the only teacher of truth."

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Re: Having a Hard Time With The Second Commandment Today

Post by Curt Sunshine » 31 Jan 2015, 09:28

In the Bible, love usually is an action verb - not a warm, fuzzy feeling inside of you. Therefore, it's okay not to like some of your "neighbors" much, as long as you keep praying for and serving them in whatever way is possible at the time (and "possible" is elastic, so don't get bogged down by unrealistic expectations).

I agree that we know your heart - and it's a very good one.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

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Re: Having a Hard Time With The Second Commandment Today

Post by SamBee » 31 Jan 2015, 09:36

Somebody once said while the Bible tells you to "love thine enemy", it says no such thing about your friends! :lol:
DASH1730 "An Area Authority...[was] asked...who...would go to the Telestial kingdom. His answer: "murderers, adulterers and a lot of surprised Mormons!"'
1ST PRES 1978 "[LDS] believe...there is truth in many religions and philosophies...good and great religious leaders... have raised the spiritual, moral, and ethical awareness of their people. When we speak of The [LDS] as the only true church...it is...authorized to administer the ordinances...by Jesus Christ... we do not mean... it is the only teacher of truth."

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Re: Having a Hard Time With The Second Commandment Today

Post by LookingHard » 31 Jan 2015, 09:59

Ray DeGraw wrote:Therefore, it's okay not to like some of your "neighbors" much, as long as you keep praying for and serving them in whatever way is possible at the time (and "possible" is elastic, so don't get bogged down by unrealistic expectations).
Can you commit mom to just not killing them today? Can you dig down deep and go that far? :-)

Maybe you should take up skeet shooting. That helps me. I don't recall any commandment, "When thou pullest thin trigger of thine righteous gauge of 12, though must NOT imagine thine clay pigeon with no blemish to be thy neighbor. Neither is there sin in rejoicing when the clay pigeon is destroyed."

Lookinghard chapter 1, verse 12

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Re: Having a Hard Time With The Second Commandment Today

Post by Heber13 » 03 Feb 2015, 11:42

I'm glad "neighbor" means "anybody else". I get to pick and choose who I can love today. Maybe tomorrow I'll feel different.
Luke: "Why didn't you tell me? You told me Vader betrayed and murdered my father."
Obi-Wan: "Your father... was seduced by the dark side of the Force. He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and became Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed. So what I told you was true... from a certain point of view."
Luke: "A certain point of view?"
Obi-Wan: "Luke, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to...depend greatly on our point of view."

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Re: Having a Hard Time With The Second Commandment Today

Post by mom3 » 03 Feb 2015, 16:07

Lookinghard wrote -
Maybe you should take up skeet shooting. That helps me. I don't recall any commandment, "When thou pullest thin trigger of thine righteous gauge of 12, though must NOT imagine thine clay pigeon with no blemish to be thy neighbor. Neither is there sin in rejoicing when the clay pigeon is destroyed."

Lookinghard chapter 1, verse 12
You've blessed my day. :clap:
"I stayed because it was God and Jesus Christ that I wanted to follow and be like, not individual human beings." Chieko Okazaki Dialogue interview

"I am coming to envision a new persona for the Church as humble followers of Jesus Christ....Joseph and his early followers came forth with lots of triumphalist rhetoric, but I think we need a new voice, one of humility, friendship and service. We should teach people to believe in God because it will soften their hearts and make them more willing to serve." - Richard Bushman

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