Which for the record is highly highly unusual. Dang Facebook/Twitter.
What I can't stop thinking about is something that I keep reading everywhere. WWJD. This idea or notion that we can assume what Jesus would do. It's quite bothersome.
For anyone that hasn't seen.... there are two members of the church that could possibly get excommunicated because of their public actions. Not their private questioning, not their soul searching desire to find truth, not for counseling with Priesthood authority to find direction and help.... their public actions.
But that is besides the point.
The point is somehow someway there has been a confusion of the fact that there is such thing as right and wrong. Good and evil. Black and White. And the reason I can't sleep tonight is because I have heard one too many comments today suggesting that Jesus did not believe or demonstrate through all His actions that there was such.
One of the most tender stories in the New Testament to me is one where Jesus showed so much love not just by stopping those that were going to stone her, not just lifting her up and sending her on her way, or not even just suffering for her sins so it's possible that she can return to her Father. He did more.
I love this story so much I begged and begged for my dad to paint it. I think it took him 3 or 4 years for him to finally paint it for me.
Now once again I don't want to assume I know what Christ would do in any situation but I can say that I believe that He has a perfect knowledge of Good and Evil and I believe He does not tolerate Evil. Whether it be a woman taken in adultery, sellers at a temple, or even Satan himself Jesus did not stand by passively and allow evil to reign. I am so grateful for the knowledge in a living Prophet that I believe receives direct revelation from a loving and just God whose greatest desire is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. So when I hear that someone is being told stop sinning! I don't hear intolerance, I don't hear cruelty, I don't hear hatred.
I hear love.