meet a mormon (me).
This past week I had the wonderful opportunity to go see the church sponsored film, Meet The Mormons. The documentary follows the lives of six Mormons (Latter Day Saints) and their families through their day to day lives, and to show the world what makes Mormons tick.
I absolutely loved the movie and encourage everyone that hasn't had the chance to see it, to go! At the opening of the film a woman was questioning people on the streets of New York City as to what they knew about Mormons. Their answers were both comical and intriguing. Their perceptions of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints were based on hearsay, the media, and Mormons that they knew. It astounded me that so many people have the wrong idea about Mormons. Then I realized that they're simply learning from our example. It scares me to think that I might be the only LDS a person ever meets in their life. and what if I'm not representing the church in the right light?! Unfortunately there are those of us that claim to be LDS yet still rebel and put a dirty image on our religion. (myself included) I in no way condone any of my unrighteousness, but do want it to be known that I'm not perfect. I wish I could fully express my gratitude and love for the Church that I was so blessed to be born into, and aspire to have the ability to be the best example and representation of the church. I'm striving to be the best that I can, and honestly that's the best thing we can do.