The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a blessing in many ways, some of them unexpected.
With so much recent publicity, more than a few people have wondered why many Latter-day Saints are so successful. They don't realize it's a by-product of trying to live a life of service, a life of trying to follow Jesus the best we can.
Here is an excerpt from a recent article in the Huffington Post:
"Plant Mormonism in any country on earth and pretty much the same results will occur. If successful, it will produce deeply moral individuals who serve a religious vision centered upon achievement in this life.
"They will aggressively pursue the most advanced education possible, understand their lives in terms of overcoming obstacles, and eagerly serve the surrounding society.
"The family will be of supernatural importance to them, as will planning and investing for future generations.
"They will be devoted to community, store and save as a hedge against future hardship, and they will esteem work as a religious calling.
"They will submit to civil government and hope to take positions within it. They will have advantages in this. Their beliefs and their lives in all-encompassing community will condition them to thrive in administrative systems and hierarchies--a critical key to success in the modern world..."
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