Share your Joy

August 2020

News travels fast.

Sharing news comes as naturally to us as smiling.

In a recent psychology study, researchers showed that people shared news stories and updates when their emotions were heightened. Sometimes these emotions were negative (fear and anger), but just as often they were positive.

We are designed, it seems, to share with others when we experience anything that stirs our emotions.

Lehi, in his dream of the Tree of Life, reflected this natural human response.

And as I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy; wherefore, I began to be desirous that my family should partake of it also; for I knew that it was desirable above all other fruit. (1 Nephi 8:12)

The Lord has declared that missionary work is the responsibility of all who follow Him. What could stir emotions more than a true testimony of one’s salvation? It is the best news of all.

The word “Gospel,” itself is derived from Old English for “good news.” The apostles, after having experienced so much with the Savior, were eager to share it.

Let us pass along the message.

If you feel hesitant to share your joy and knowledge, ask Heavenly Father for more of it. He will bless you.

And if you already do, like Lehi did, feel exceedingly great joy, share that good news with others.

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They Call Us Saints is a publication intended for members of the Twenty Sixth Ward, Salt Lake Pioneer Stake; approparite for all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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