I have been impressed to speak on the subject of tolerance—a virtue much needed in our turbulent world. But in discussing this topic, we must recognize at the outset that there is a difference between tolerance and tolerate. Your gracious tolerance for an individual does not grant him or her license to do wrong, nor does your tolerance obligate you to tolerate his or her misdeed. That distinction is fundamental to an understanding of this vital virtue.
June 26, 2011
He expressed love and fondness for the people of Canada and reminisced a bit about the time he and his wife, Frances J. Monson, and their children lived in Toronto three years as he presided over the Canadian Mission, beginning in 1959. Their oldest son, Tom, was nearly 8 years old when the family moved to Canada in the spring of 1959. Their daughter, Ann, was nearly 6, and their youngest son, Clark, was born in Toronto.
“Although many of our dear Canadian friends have passed on, there are those who remain still — as well as the children and grandchildren of those stalwart saints of years ago,” President Thomas Monson said. . .
June 27, 2011
. . .Mormons experience the show like looking at themselves in a fun-house mirror. The reflection is hilarious but not really you. The nose is yours but swollen out of proportion.
Take the issue of getting your own planet, for example. Elder Price talks about a planet for himself and one for Jesus. Those are not really core Mormon beliefs. Mormon scriptures and Church leaders don’t say anything about people getting their own planets. The idea is more like lore than doctrine.
Mormons do believe in the principle of theosis, the doctrine that God wants humans to become like himself–in effect gods. That belief leads Mormons to speculate about creation. Will beings with god-like qualities have the powers to form earths? Perhaps, who knows?. . .
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June 27, 2011
TORONTO, Ontario — Professing “there is no finer choir in all the world” than the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson welcomed invited guests to the final concert of its summer tour.
Speaking at a reception prior to a concert Monday evening in Roy Thomson Hall, President Monson said that when he became president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2008, he appointed himself as adviser to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, which includes the Orchestra at Temple Square and the Bells on Temple Square. It is, he said, one of his favorite assignments. . .
This speaks for itself in regard to where Mormons, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stand in terms of morality, virtue, abstinence before marriage and fidelity after. Mormons believe in marriage for time and eternity, and that the most sacred act of all is when we join with our spouse in procreation.
Wow! That was amazing! I’m not Mormon (Catholic) but you guys have summarized so wonderfully what devout Catholics hold so true.
Members of the Savior’s restored Church on the earth, nicknamed “Mormons” exist all over the world, and engage in diverse occupations, carry on entrepreneurial and educational pursuits of every kind, grow families, and contribute in communities in endless ways. They strive to be disciples of Jesus Christ are not a cult nor a mysterious sect. In the words of living, Christ-appointed, apostle in our own day, Elder Ballard:
A Latter-day Saint is quite an ordinary individual. We are now everywhere in the world, 14 million of us. This is only the beginning. We are taught to be in he world but not of the world (John 17:14-19). Therefore, we lie ordinary lives in ordinary families mixed in with the general population.