Several in my ward are fashion conscious and often lament the lack of dresses they can wear for prom. In a nutshell – they have to have sleeves and there aren’t sleeves out there except in maternity or for maturity. They have been thorough in their investigation, searching everywhere online and off to find a cache of modest stylish dresses they can draw from for formal and not so formal activities. However, as of this writing, the fickle finger of fashion is not pointing to modesty and it doesn’t look promising for the future.
It doesn’t seem like much of a choice.
Julie: No, no. You can't end there. Bottom-line this for me for all those who need a quote to go on their facebook page. You always get close to the point and then back off. I need you to come right out and be blunt.
Calvin: OK, here goes. I believe that there are rules. I believe that these rules are for our good set for us by a supreme being that loves us and wants us to progress. This supreme being does not view happiness by our puny human standards.
If being morally clean is what He requires of us in order for Him to give us all that He has - which He has promised by the way - then that is the choice I will make. Living in such a way will not make me miserable. In fact, if I follow his commandments I will be blessed in ways I can't fathom.
We have a purpose in this life. There is something bigger and better for us than anything we currently know.
And following His commandments today in part for recompense later does not mean life needs to suck for us now.
Was that blunt enough?