Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Gospel of Love

For the first time since December 23, (when we had kids visiting) we took a day off from the Temple this week and went to Scotland.  We weren't able to go to the Western Highlands during our shutdown in January because of the weather, so we took our P-Day plus one more day and had a lovely little road trip (is it still a road trip if you go by train???) to Scotland.

The Scottish have a harsh history - a lot of massive slaughters similar to what we read about in the Book of Mormon.  In the last 500 years most of their wars have been based on conflicts over which religion should rule.  As we heard stories of religious zealots conquering this area or that, we were so grateful that we know that the true Gospel is one of Love.  In the last General Conference there were great reminders that we are not to respond to opposition with anything but love.  How different the world would be if everyone would embrace that concept.

We were able to have a wonderful private conversation about the Church during lunch with our Tour Guide, who had asked earlier about our religion.  He knew absolutely NOTHING, and it was nice to have a conversation about the Gospel with no pre-conceived notions!    
Even though it was freezing and cloudy, it was still gorgeous!

And as always, pictures don't begin to do the beautiful landscape justice! 

Scotland has numerous castles - this one was built in 1387

1 comment:

  1. Those pictures are gorgeous! Thank you for making it possible for us to go to Scotland. Such wonderful memories. I'm glad you took the day off and had a fun adventure on your birthday. Love you!