Monday, April 14, 2014

Lovely and Praiseworthy Indeed

"We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things." (13th Article of Faith)

1 comment:

Clean Cut said...

And because I see that the mobile app does not support the video, here's the link:

All of those things would have been (at some point in history) considered "unthinkable", "impossible", "unfathomable" (light bulb, flight, space travel, fall of the Berlin wall). Walking on the moon was "unprecedented", as well as the laptop and riding a bike with prosthetic limbs--would have seemed crazy/unthinkable at one point in time. The invention of the printing press was a "single act that changed history". The narrative is that Christ lived and died, like all before him. But rising from the grave was "unprecedented" even as it seems "unthinkable" and "impossible" and "unfathomable". So maybe for our mortal minds we shouldn't be too quick to shut the door or refuse to make space for putting some faith in the resurrection.

Neylan McBaine's team produced this video and it seemed to me to be really good work, not to mention a breath of fresh air in comparison to much of the sappy stuff that gets passed around as "faith promoting". Really impressed.