Everyone loves lists, including Mormons. In fact, from Primary on up, we are encouraged to make or memorize lists, like the Articles of Faith. But here are a few lists of virtues that we say often within the Church that you might not have realized were lists. These lists remind us of what is most important and teach us the kind of people we should strive to be.
Listicles became popular about five years ago and quickly began being consumed by people all over the internet. They are defined as being "an article on the Internet presented in the form of a numbered or bullet-pointed list." A combination of a list and an article. The idea has gained popularity because it is so quick and easy to get all of your desired information in just a few short bullet points.
Listing tips and helps isn't something new. Even the Lord likes to makes lists--to help us. Below are a list of five lists common used and read in church that I love. Their teachings reach further and deeper than the few short words used.
Here are my favorite lists used within the LDS Church...
President Gordon B. Hinckley's Six Be's
I was sitting in the congregation at the Conference Center when President Hinckley gave this talk and shared these guiding and encouraging truths. Recently, I gave a Family Home Evening lessons to my twin three year-old girls about these Be's. Once we got past their fascination with using bees as a prop, I found that Pres. Hinckley's Be's are simple enough to be understood at a young age yet they can maintain their importance throughout our lives. This is one of my favorite lists and always will be.