Thursday, January 13, 2011

MMB and The Gospel

"Why you walk around with your head low down?
The true King rules without a crown.
If your boat's afloat after the typhoon
Row it safely back to the lagoon.
And never mind the green grass you won't mow,
Or what it is you have or don't to show,
Or what it is you can or can't afford.
The good are good without reward."
          -Mighty Mighty Bosstones, "Everybody's Better"

While the lyrics to the above song aren't necessarily religiously inspired, they can certainly be applied to the gospel. How often do we "walk around with our head[s] low down"? We are often pretty hard on ourselves, and most of the time it's unnecessarily. We often compare ourselves to others, or focus too much on our weak points or what we don't have, and this can lead to feelings of low self worth and low self esteem. But we should never let anything we, or others say drag us down. We should always be focused on the "true King" who "rules without a crown." Christ is the King of kings, and rules without a crown, without a palace, and without robes of the finest silk. From humble beginnings, a life of homelessness and poverty, to a brutal death at the hands of nonbelievers who mocked, scorned, and spit on him, He never thought any less of Himself, never questioned His worth, and never let anyone make Him forget that He was the Son of God.
We are all Spirit Children of our Heavenly Father, and as such, we are all loved unconditionally. "Remember, the worth of souls is great in the sight of God." D&C 18:10. We should never forget who we are, and who sent us here and why. We are the Children of God (Romans 8:16). He loves us all, despite any shortcomings we may have. He doesn't "mind the green grass [we] won't mow, or what it is [we] can or can't afford", He loves us because of our faults. We are humans, after all, and He knows that. He also knows the thoughts and intentions of our hearts, and wants us to follow His example, and to be like him. He wants us to be good, without expecting a reward. And though we may not see a reward now, it will be given us in the Day of Judgment, and we will have our ultimate reward. God Bless you all.

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