I found this quote from in an excerpt from an address delivered in Salt Lake City on March 10, 2011, to a group of national Christian leaders-it reminded me of how I can look at others in judgement (knowing the facts or not) and not show the love that I should. The address was given by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints).
To be sure, there is a risk associated with learning something new about someone else. New insights always affect old perspectives, and thus some rethinking, rearranging, and restructuring of our worldviews is inevitable. When we look beyond people’s color, ethnic group, social circle, church, synagogue, mosque, creed, and statement(s) of belief, and when we try our best to see them for who and what they are—children of the same God—something good and worthwhile happens within us, and we are thereby drawn into a closer union with that God who is the Father of us all.Would not our world be more pleasant, less stressful and feel safer if we all truly loved each other for "who and what (we) are-children of the same God..." May we all draw nearer to our Heavenly Father by respecting, loving, and serving our fellow men and women...now matter our differences.
And now, my blender trial: