A blog post on my church’s website just expanded my mind. (Blog post) The author talked about how good people of other faiths are of God and how logically a church of 15 million people can’t impact all of 7 billion people (the earth’s population.)
The author talked about how good, devoted people of other faiths say many good things. Just because they aren’t Mormon doesn’t mean God isn’t blessing them. I agree! God is no respecter of persons – anyone who is righteous, lives by His words, puts Him first in their lives, and keeps His commandments receives His blessings. Its worthwhile to step back and see the big picture that it’s not about the division of religions and whether they are right but about the unity of all of us being God’s children – God, who is completely perfect and right. It’s about coming together in goodness that matters.
We may come from different backgrounds (divided) but we’re all the same in God (united.) The goal is to be one and to be what He is: Holy. I love the inclusiveness of this scripture:
- “We saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.”
I am a devoted person in my religion – I practice what I preach – I talk the talk and also walk the walk, and I know there are many other devoted people who do the same in their own religions. I love knowing that we’re different but in a way alike. I love it because I love people and I love knowing what makes us relate. I hope we can overlook our differences to see how we are like each other and embrace and grow closer to what makes us united.