As we seek to build Zion in our hearts, in our homes, in our communities, and in our countries, may we remember the resolute courage and abiding faith of those who gave their all that we might enjoy the blessings of the restored gospel, with its hope and promise through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
I’ll always be forever grateful to the people in the queerstake tag and on related blogs who are willing to talk about their experiences in church, good and bad, and how they still know the church is true even through bad things and rude people and discrimination against them because it serves to remind me that yes, there will be people who are rude and say things they shouldn’t, but ultimately the church is something that I value enough that even if it’s sometimes scary, I want to go to and make a priority. There will always be people who are jerks. There will always be people who don’t think before they talk. It sucks, but that’s how it is, but the church is a good thing and what matters. What I need to remember is to go for the doctrine, not the people. I’ve been incredibly lucky and blessed to have good bishops and wards up at school, and I’m so grateful for that, and remembering them when I’m home is good and helps me to keep up with things.