Posts tagged: Christian
I am a devout Christian.
Lord, I would follow thee.
As a young woman of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, never have I felt inferior to the men of the church. It truly confuses me when people write the church off as sexist.
When the men of the church thank the women, it is humble and sincere. Never have I felt more honored to be a woman as when the priesthood holders that I admire and look up to testify of the love that they have for the women of the church.
Male members of the church, from what I’ve observed, value women more than many of the men outside of the church. Priesthood holders know and cherish the divine nature of women, and a righteous man will do anything he can to protect that virtue.
People say that it is sexist to expect women to be mothers. The women should be able to work just as the father does. They push women to have more masculine features. Is that not sexist itself? They aren’t allowing women to be proud about being women. They are pushing them to be more like a man. That seems sexist to me.
The Priesthood is something given to man, and on face value it seems sexist. But as a member of the church, I know that it is their divine role, just as mine is to raise a family. Just as male members of the church are expected to cherish and protect the virtue of women, we are expected to help and support the men to maintain their Priesthood powers. The men have their roles, and the women have their own. But neither are superior to the other in the eyes of God.
I will support the priesthood where I can. I will maintain my virtue. I will prepare now to be able to raise a family the best I can, to prepare to marry a worthy Priesthood holder in the temple. I know that he will not look to me as inferior, but will expect me to be just as great as he. I will not look down on him either, because we are both equally great creations of our Heavenly Father.
I’ve been following a few blogs that aren’t LDS that I absolutely adore. One in particular is saved-by-faith who is a Lutheran. When I first discovered her blog, I wrote a message explaining that although I was a Mormon, I found the blog terrific. That although we may be different denominations, we still have at least one thing in common: the love of Christ. She responded saying that there weren’t many Mormons where she lives so she knows very little about our faith. This made me realize just how little I know about other faiths as well.
I come here to suggest an idea: I want to co-run a blog with people of different religious backgrounds. There, we can answer questions from others and get to understand other religions better. I really enjoy this idea. Being LDS all my life, I have little knowledge of the believes of faiths and denominations such as Catholic, Lutheran, Jewish, Islam, etc. I really want to know not only the unique things about each religion, but also the things we have in common.
I really like this idea, and I want to know if people think it’s a good idea as well. I’m thinking there can be one or two representatives of each religion/denomination, and we can answer questions to get to know other faiths. If you’d like to help out or think this is a good idea, drop by my ask box. It would also be helpful if you could forward this idea along to people of other faiths. I’ll tag as many as I can think of, but I know I won’t get anywhere close. Your help is much appreciated! Thank you! Have a wonderful day!
I also accidentally wait at the end of school assemblies for someone to say a closing prayer…