The page for February 1 is titled "Progress" (hence the title of this post), and it's a pretty good reminder for all of us coming out of January, where we make all these resolutions and then start to lose steam about now. It all ties nicely into the overarching principle of Integrity, doesn't it? And, since the Iowa Caucus took place that day, I was thinking about the candidates and those who enthusiastically follow them, and how much we need people in our government who do more than say what people want to hear and then don't follow through. And how much we as citizens need to do more than listen to sound bites and fluffy promises and look deeper. I don't know if my kids thought much about it, but it sure stuck with me.
The scripture is found in 1 Samuel 2:3, and it says:
"Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed."
And then follows the quote from President Monson:
The world needs more of this, I think. It's really up to us to make it that way.