While there are many reasons I love being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, here are just a few reasons of why I am a practicing and devoted member of the church. Many times within the church and within the Bloggernacle (The Mormon Blogosphere) we focus so much of our attention on things that we need to improve on or lists of things we Mormon do wrong.
While those posts are useful in becoming better members and helping us try to see how we can improve ourselves as members of the church, sometimes we need to focus on what we do right. Sometimes we need to focus on all of the things that make us happy and why we continue to go to church despite the shortcomings of mortality that we are all subject to.
30,000 Foot View of Life
Any project can become incredibly tedious and hard to persevere when you don’t see the big picture. Every worker has aspects of their jobs that are repetitive and tedious in nature. Whether you’re a professional athlete, a physician at a hospital or a secretary at a law firm, everyone performs tasks that could bog them down if they don’t see the big picture of what they are doing and how they are contributing to their companies and to society.
Being a Mormon provides that “big picture” view of life and what is ultimately most important for me and my family. It provides clarity and hope for me that even though I may be facing trials and problems in my life, there is a clear destination as to where I am going. It helps me to put my life in perspective and that I cannot tell you how important having that perspective is in ultimately being happy (see point #1).