In the late 1890s, the Mormon Church was deeply in debt. Lorenzo Snow, the then-president of the faith, prayed for help and inspiration. Thus, came the revelation of the modern tithe, as announced in 1899 in St. George, Utah. Within a few short years, the Church was out of debt. And we NEVER will be in debt again. Never. Not to brag or sound worldly, but the cash flow of the LDS church has been surging ever since (hint: We. Are. Rich. But we use the money well and none of our leaders are paid!)
Though I know this is probably impossible, I sure wish our modern government would take SOME sort of look at how we (Latter-day Saints/Mormons) do things. Cuz we know how to get things done, be efficient, be responsible stewards with our money and properties. And there is no one in his/her right mind who can say the same about the United States. Trillions of dollars in the hole doesn’t just go away…
More to come on these issues…
We need more than just a passing glance
at the efficiency of Mormon finance!
“There is much truth in jest!”
I love, love LOVE this quote and have been using it almost ad nauseum since I first heard it about 10 years ago. It basically means that although our jokes aren’t meant to be taken completely seriously, they still reveal a lot of truth about us as they show what we value and believe. For example, a person who jokes about being fat probably actually feels that way (at least somewhat) about him/herself. Likewise, people who make jokes (though perhaps lighthearted in tone) about the fiasco involving the website of the Affordable Care Act (as hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley recently just did on the CMAs), are making some kind of a statement against it.
I LOVE jokes, I LOVE humor, and I LOVE wordplay. But not everything in our world is worthy of being included in our jokes. I personally will NEVER make a joke that hints of racism, abuse, discrimination, or pornography even in the slightest (read more here!). We must be careful to not cross that line of propriety, and use humor wisely and tactfully.
1. What kind of things do you like to find humor in? Why?
2. What sorts of topics are off-limits for jokes? Why?
Shakespeare said it best:
“There is much TRUTH in jest!”
There are times when I’ve been embarrassed of certain (well-known) Republicans, but any Democrat/ Obama supporter in his /her own right mind has to be humiliated right now by this whole website fiasco. Even if you somehow happen to be a fan of the “plan,” don’t you agree it’s pathetic that they can’t even get that thing up and running right?!
It’s dumb things like this that make me really wish we had people who knew what they were doing….
“You know that something isn’t right
when all my heroes are in black and white…”
But sadly, that’s not the case. At the risk of sounding like a jerk, we have some REALLY stupid people at the head of our government.
The ObamaCare site is quite a fright,
and it’s NOT alright!