Friday, April 19, 2013


Last September I went on a trip with my friend Lisa - a road trip to Utah.  She referred to it as Mormonville and our trip has been known as such ever since.  It's been seven months since I claimed I would post a series about our adventures, but school had started and I was immediately working.  I'm happy to revisit and share.  Be on the lookout, the posts start tomorrow.


The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that “friendship is one of the grand fundamental principles of ‘Mormonism.’” That thought ought to inspire and motivate all of us because I feel that friendship is a fundamental need of our world. I think in all of us there is a profound longing for friendship, a deep yearning for the satisfaction and security that close and lasting relationships can give. Perhaps one reason the scriptures make little specific mention of the principle of friendship is because it should be manifest quite naturally as we live the gospel. In fact, if the consummate Christian attribute of charity has a first cousin, it is friendship. To paraphrase the Apostle Paul slightly, friendship “suffereth long, and is kind; [friendship] envieth not; … seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; … [friendship] never faileth.”

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