Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Just the Weight of the World

I’ve noticed a peculiar phenomenon in blogolandia. For some reason people comment way more on posts that are negative, attacking, soap boxy, or controversial than on posts about positive, happy, non-confrontational, or agreeable things. This said, I anticipate very meager commenting on this post, unless some people feel like compensating or wish to prove me wrong and leave a comment when they would normally say nothing at all. :)

I really believe in the Atonement of Jesus Christ. This past year has arguably been the best and the worst year of my life. Isn’t it comforting to know that despite all the ups and downs we go through, all the changes, all the extremes- from suicidal throes to top-of-the-mountain happiness- that something remains unshakable and constant? Christ’s love and mercy are always present. One of my favorite scriptural phrases is, “His hand is stretched out still…” Even when it feels like the world is against you, Christ is always routing for you, and that is a very reassuring thought. Even when we stray, Christ doesn’t stop caring and encouraging us to do what is right.

Everything really does point back to that great and last sacrifice.


Pan said...

I thought the same thing when I got comments on Soapbox the First. Though, I kind of seeded the first comment...

Anyway, one of my favorite feelings is when I'm really glum and conflicted and I pray and get such a sure feeling that He really wants me to be happy. And He smiles when I truly am.

...proved you wrong! :)

MoHoHawaii said...

Hey, comments aren't everything. I usually try to comment when I have something to add. Maybe you sometimes write your posts with such brilliant completeness that there's nothing to add. :-)

J G-W said...

You're gay, you're Mormon, you like philosophy.

What's there not to comment on??!

It does seem that the deliberately provocative blogs seem to attract a certain kind of activity... But that stuff gets really tired after a while.

Brady said...

Your post reminded me of a Charles Dickens quote that I really like - and I think it accurately describes life at times.

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period."

GeckoMan said...

I agree with you. I usually post on the positive side, and even though I have around a 100 visitors a week, I receive very few comments.

I say in my blog title that it is a place for "writing on the wall." I wish I could scare up more dialog around ideas, but people will say what they want to say, and I'm good with that.