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Article Thirteen

There's just one Article of Faith left! Number thirteen:

"We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul--We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things."

This one also seems pretty straightforward. It basically says to Athena and me that we believe in being good people. I kind of feel the need to add that in the part where it says "we believe all things," the unwritten qualifier is "that are true"--we believe all things that are true. For example, if someone tried to tell me that Tinker Bell and her friends came along and created spring, I would think that's a fun thought and would make a fun story, but seeing as how you just made that up in your head without checking the facts, I'm going to say probably not unless you can show me some better evidence.

On the other hand, we do think that truth can be found everywhere, including works of fiction. Fruits Basket, for example, has a lot of good truths and advice on how to be a good person. And we seek after all these virtuous, lovely, praiseworthy things so we can learn and grow, and become better people.


Today I'm thankful for the great lesson we had on kindness today, the super-soft Sleeping Beauty's Castle throw we got at Disneyland (Page loves it), having peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough to bake tonight if we so choose, having ingredients to make Muddy Buddies if we choose to do that instead, and having options.
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