Monday, February 23, 2009

Glenn Beck on what he forecasts ahead

Hi, friends -

There is so much to say on the topic of gay marriage right now, between Hawaii becoming the fifth state to legalize same-sex unions and with all the Prop. 8 bashing at last night's Oscars (but, seeing as it's Sean Penn, were we surprised? Not at all. Bring on the "shame.") - but for tonight, I'd like to share this clip by Glenn Beck. He strikes a chord that's played heavily on my mind lately: preparedness.

It is so important to be self-sufficient and to prepare for what's ahead. Latter-day Saint leaders have emphasized this for years and years, but I worry that those of other faiths (or of no faith, for that matter) haven't heard this message as clearly. Please, friends, do what you can now to stock your pantries and to get out of debt. Things will continue to get grimmer economically, and it's vital to be ready for the worst-case scenario. Think of New Orleans after Katrina, or of Manhattan immediately after the towers fell at 9/11.

And remember, Noah didn't wait for the raindrops to fall before he built the ark. The sun was shining, and people called him crazy, but when the deluge hit, He was blessed greatly for following God's counsel and not man's. Let's learn the same lesson.