As a Mormon bisexual man I live in the "other circumstances" mentioned in The Family: A Proclamation to the World where "Death, disability or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation."
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Seeking and Finding Light
We are counseled to liken or apply the scriptures to ourselves. When I do so with the 9th Article of Faith, it sounds like this: "I believe all that God has revealed to me, all that he does now reveal to me, and the he will yet reveal to me many great and important things pertaining to my life and the lives of my loved ones."
If I give the same treatment to the most hopeful sentence in The Family: A Proclamation to the World, it becomes: "Within your own life, disability, death, or other circumstances--including the gifts of same gender attraction, homosexuality or bisexuality--may necessitate individual adaptation."
The lyrics to Press Forward Saints also change slightly with this approach:
Press forward, son, with steadfast faith in Christ With hope's bright flame alight in heart and mind With love of God and love of all mankind
Press forward, feasting on your words from Christ Receive his counsel, rejoice in his might Come unto God; find everlasting light
Press on enduring in the ways of Christ His love proclaim through days of mortal strife Thus saith our God: "Ye have eternal life!"
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
What are your prized scriptures, hymns or quotations that bring you hope and solace? Will you share it here or on your own blog and post a link here? Do such thoughts mean even more if you adapt them in some way to take into account your individual circumstance?