Book of Mormon Study Online 2 Nephi 2:25

Men are, that they might have joy.


Because we have a knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ and know that we are spirit children of God, we, Mormon Christians, and all Christians, should be the most positive-thinking people in the world. We know that our loving Father in Heaven has put us on earth to succeed, not to fail, and ultimately, through the whirlwind of life, to find joy. Mormons, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (known by some as the Mormon Church), are among those whose additional light of the restoration provides an eye that sees greater possibilities, greater potential in humankind, greater hope in outcomes as a result of the knowledge the restored gospel brings. For each of us, Mormon Christians and friends of other faiths, living the gospel of Jesus Christ can help us develop a positive attitude and create happiness, peace, and contentment in our own and others’ lives. It doesn’t mean we’re polyannish or naive; we navigate and swim in the most difficult waters and are often in the very front lines of the battle for truth, but our hope in the victory and in Who enables the victory, is sure and clear and firm. A modern prophet encourages the outlook of hope, and affirms the Book of Mormon scripture above:

I am asking that we stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. I am suggesting that as we go through life we “accentuate the positive.” I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment virtue and effort (Gordon B. Hinckley, Stand a Little Taller, 65).