Colirio

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Colirio last won the day on March 19 2020

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  1. You will have to train them how to endure boredom another way unfortunately. Seriously, as a teenager that went with his dad, two hours was a long time. My spiritual cup (thimble-sized at the time) was full in about 3 minutes at most and the rest of the time I was looking for ways to pass the boredom. To be fair, I also lament not being able to take my son to general priesthood meetings. My guess is that the Lord has other ways He wants to edify His young men preparing to serve missions.
  2. What suppressor are you running? That was…. exceptionally quiet.
  3. Some thoughts on the matter... I suppose that I also instinctively fall in line with @Vort’s way of thinking on this matter. However, as I thought about how the church leaders view these matters, it led me to thinking about it in terms of how alcoholism is discussed and viewed. The world tends to associate healing from our base level desires by identifying oneself as the problems and addictions we face. For instance, it is not uncommon to hear someone say they are an “alcoholic” and haven’t had a drink in X number of years. Likewise, it is not uncommon to hear evangelicals refer to themselves as “sinners” when preaching. I suppose then that, due to the commonplace discussions of LGBTQ in the world currently, we should not be surprised to find such self-identifiers within the church as well. In my view, as we know that the Lord has the power to change our hearts and we become His sons and daughters as we strive to be like Him, we should also identify as such. We covenant to take His name upon us as new creatures. I believe THAT is how we should not only identify ourselves but also how we should view ourselves and others. That being said, I suppose it is wrong of me to judge those who self-identify as their problems. Their addictions and issues might plague them to the point to where they truly believe they ARE that trial. Hopefully they are able to allow God to change their natures and eventually be healed.
  4. D&C 42:45 Thou shalt live together in love, insomuch that thou shalt weep for the loss of them that die, and more especially for those that have not hope of a glorious resurrection. I have always read this verse in assuming that due to our love, we would weep from sadness at their momentary loss. A couple of reasons come to mind: Our loss of companionship for the time is a reason to weep. For example, my mother cries every time our family leaves her home as it will probably be a few weeks or even months before we see them again. Thinking on what other service that person might have administered to others is also a reason to weep. How many more lives would they have impacted in a positive way had they been able to stay just a little longer? This is especially true of parents who pass with younger children. How much wisdom might they have imparted? Love that might have been grown through our experiences together. As our family relationships are so important that the Lord has provided a way to keep them forever, it just makes sense to me that not having them around is in itself a reason for sadness.
  5. I agree, @Suzie. It is a terrible tragedy that is being allowed to happen. However, the solution isn’t complicated. At least not to me. 1. The path to legal immigration needs to be fixed. This is number one. It needs a major overhaul in its requirements. The requirements should include an appointed oversight committee, appointed by elected officials, that reviews the cases, with random sampling to determine what is working and where the slowdowns/corruptions are occurring. This, unfortunately, has become a bureaucratic mess on purpose. Many have used this “mess” as a way to line their pockets by prioritizing those who have money for bribes. 2. The Nephites protected their borders and I believe this just makes good sense. Part of the reason there are massive groups of people arriving there after wading through the desert, paying coyotes to smuggle them in, or literally climbing the walls is because it is available. Our borders are not secure and so people take their children there in hopes of giving them a better chance at life. This is, quite frankly, an awful carrot on a stick. Take away the option and this will stop. This has the added bonus of helping to keep traffickers of various “goods” being filtered through a more manageable border system. 3. If we fix number one and two, then the third option needs to include paths to citizenship. Military and/or government service seem like fairly obvious paths in addition to expanding the education of various trades at the same time. This could even potentially be done on state levels where the states themselves create paths to citizenship. Perhaps I am over-simplifying things. Maybe I’m just flat out wrong. But from what I can see, we don’t seem to have any other options and what we are doing isn’t working.
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    Anyone Else Watching The Mandalorian?

    Close to a good ending... Spoiler ahead: The fact that the little metal knob wasn’t given to Grogu was a major bummer.
  7. Despite how wonderful and inspired it is, the US Constitution is the means to an end, not the end itself. The ultimate end goal of mortality is to be exalted in the Celestial Kingdom. Our ultimate priesthood duty is to get everyone else there, too. The Jaredites fell to wickedness. The Nephites and Lamanites fell to wickedness. Likewise, most of us are familiar with Moroni’s warning of secret combinations. But another warning that he offers is: Ether 2:9 And now, we can behold the decrees of God concerning this land, that it is a land of promise; and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall serve God, or they shall be swept off when the fulness of his wrath shall come upon them. And the fulness of his wrath cometh upon them when they are ripened in iniquity. 10 For behold, this is a land which is choice above all other lands; wherefore he that doth possess it shall serve God or shall be swept off; for it is the everlasting decree of God. And it is not until the fulness of iniquity among the children of the land, that they are swept off. 11 And this cometh unto you, O ye Gentiles, that ye may know the decrees of God—that ye may repent, and not continue in your iniquities until the fulness come, that ye may not bring down the fulness of the wrath of God upon you as the inhabitants of the land have hitherto done. 12 Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written. So, if you are asking what can be done to save our people and our liberty in this country, my answer is that we trust in God and keep His commandments. Likewise, we encourage everyone else to trust in God and keep His commandments. The further we stray from Him, the closer we are to being swept off. If we trust Him and keep His commandments, the promise is that we will prosper in the land.
  8. Colirio

    The election

    To be fair, this is the main issue with MOST so-called “journalists” these days. News is more info-tainment than ever before. And nobody takes them to task based on their erroneous reporting. If a journalist was caught lying or misreporting in years past, they would have lost credibility and most likely their job. Nowadays the wagons of their political “team” get circled in a tighter pattern around them when their journalistic integrity is brought into question.
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    The election

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/brian-kemp-georgia-brad-raffensperger-signature-audit
  10. Colirio

    #GiveThanks

    I am grateful to have been blessed throughout this year with steady work/income. I am grateful for having a job that gave me time to spend with my family each day instead of having to travel or be awake only when they are sleeping. #GiveThanks
  11. Colirio

    Make the Forums Great Again

    I really just come here to get a feel for how the members of the church view the happenings of life and the world. Many of these topics aren’t broached in real life discussions due to their potential volatility, so it is helpful for me to see how other members view these things. That being said, I simply don’t have the energy to back-and-forth about topics in which I clearly have the better informed opinion. 😜
  12. Colirio

    #GiveThanks

    I am grateful for family history work. I have discovered many things about my family that have filled me with joy, sorrow, and the Spirit. I am grateful for the gifts of the Spirit, especially charity, as they have filled my life with meaning and purpose. #GiveThanks
  13. Colirio

    #GiveThanks

    I am grateful for the health and strength that my family enjoys despite the challenges we have faced. I am very grateful for the blessings of having a family sealed for eternity in the temple of God. I cannot imagine not having this blessing in my life and love my family so much. #GiveThanks
  14. Colirio

    #GiveThanks

    I am grateful for the liberty, comforts, and technology that we have in the world compared to ages past. I am grateful for having the priesthood so readily accessible in the world. I am grateful for having temples that dot the land. #GiveThanks
  15. Colirio

    #GiveThanks

    I’m grateful for the relationship that I have with my Heavenly Father. I’m so grateful to Jesus Christ for His atoning sacrifice and example. I’m grateful for my wife and family and that we have a happy home life. #givethanks