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mom3
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Share the Good?

Post by mom3 » 03 Jun 2019, 13:37

Has anyone heard of this program? Share The Good?

I just got an email saying we would discuss it in Stake Meeting. The title alone gives me the heebeejeebee's.
"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: Share the Good?

Post by nibbler » 03 Jun 2019, 13:49

Hasten the Work Share The Good?
It is the end of the world. Surely you could be allowed a few carnal thoughts.
― Connie Willis

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Re: Share the Good?

Post by mom3 » 03 Jun 2019, 14:50

^^^^^^ That's what I'm afraid of.

We are getting into a rebranding trend. New wine. Old Skins.

If I find out differently I will share.
"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: Share the Good?

Post by Roy » 03 Jun 2019, 15:30

"It is not so much the pain and suffering of life which crushes the individual as it is its meaninglessness and hopelessness." C. A. Elwood

“It is not the function of religion to answer all the questions about God’s moral government of the universe, but to give one courage, through faith, to go on in the face of questions he never finds the answer to in his present status.” TPC: Harold B. Lee 223

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Re: Share the Good?

Post by mom3 » 03 Jun 2019, 15:56

Thanks Roy. Phun.
"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: Share the Good?

Post by Minyan Man » 03 Jun 2019, 19:39

Do we really need more time in "social media"?
Maybe it shows my age, I avoid programs like this. It is not aimed at my generation. Facebook, etc.
If you have something to tell me, say it to my face or not at all.
Does anyone see anything positive?

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Re: Share the Good?

Post by mom3 » 03 Jun 2019, 21:30

Minyan Man - I do social media, but this is cringeworthy - if this is the program.

It bugs me for 2 reasons
  • What was the point of Social Media Fasts, if we insist on using it to drive a message - like everyone else?
  • It comes off badly. Period. You look like a braggard or a branding nightmare. Let good works speak for themselves.
I personally didn't participate in the Social Media fasts, but it's been rumored that it was the final straw to Utah's Mia Love's loss in the United States Senate. If it is, bad choice on multiple parts.

Years ago, when I was totally devout, I found myself cringing at "Only God" bumper stickers. This feels the same. I don't mind if your ward acknowledges good things. We should do that. It helps us learn to engage in positive things. But asking us to take up the twitter war seems over the top to me. (And I am being nice).
"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: Share the Good?

Post by nibbler » 04 Jun 2019, 04:41

From what I've seen over the years we don't appear to have a problem posting general conference memes all over social media. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Re: Share the Good?

Post by DarkJedi » 04 Jun 2019, 05:14

Fortunately I don't do social media except a very limited presence on Linkedin. I will be spared. It has nothing to do with my age, BTW, it's more about me being a fairly private person who could also become very addicted to social media. As proof of the addiction, look how often I come here. But no social media also comes in quite handy whenever we have those kinds of conversations in meetings. We did have a talk that included less screen time/less game time in our most recent stake priesthood meeting. That talk also included a section on porn. Our time can be much better spent doing family history, of course. :problem: (I find myself wondering how exactly one does serious FH research on one's phone on a bus, but since I live in an area where it's not possible to even try that I guess I'll never know.)
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Re: Share the Good?

Post by thegreythinker » 04 Jun 2019, 16:58

I love the idea of doing good in the world, but I hate how in the church doing good means spreading the gospel. Especially on social media.

We spend so much of our time as a church focusing on missionary work, that we make little or no effort to do service. When so many other churches do.

I wish we would focus more on doing that than spreading the gospel. Like I love how around Christmas time, we do the Light the World campaign or when it's national service day, each stake comes up with different ways to serve in our community. 

I wish the church would do more of that, (I know we help out with the humanitarian aid when there's natural disasters, but that's not enough). Like what if each month, we as a church, came up with a couple simple acts of kindness we as individuals or families could do for people in our community. Like for family night one time, my sister made small slips of paper that said something like, "I'm thinking about you today". We handed them out to people in public.

I think the church would make more of a difference in the world if we focused more on service than missionary work.

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