Where'd all the good people go?
Where’d all the good people go?
Do you ever find yourself wondering about this question? Does it ever feel like all of the good people just disappeared from the planet?
Sometimes we may feel as if we are the only individuals who really care and who really try to always do what is right. Sometimes it can get lonely and sometimes it can be tiring. But, it is so worth it!
Choosing the right leads us to the Savior or the World! It leads us to eternal life, while choosing wrongly brings us into misery as it explains in 2 Nephi 2:27 in the Book of Mormon which states:
“Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself.”
What are you choosing in your life? Perhaps you have allowed yourself to be one of those ‘good people’ who have gone away, causing others to wonder where all the good people went.
There is goodness
While it may not be obvious, I believe that each and every person has good in them. Sometimes, it just takes us looking at them with a different perspective. Perhaps we are wondering where the good people went because we are no longer looking for the good in others.
Individuals are children of Heavenly Father. Each has a divine nature. We are told that nothing evil comes from God as it says in the Book of Mormon in Moroni 7:12-13:
“Wherefore, all things which are good cometh of God; and that which is evil cometh of the devil; for the devil is an enemy unto God and fighteth against him continually, and inviteth and enticeth to sin, and to do that which is evil continually.
But behold, that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do good continually; wherefore, every thing which inviteth and enticeth to do good and to love God, and to serve him is inspired of God.”
Now, I do understand that some individuals choose to serve the devil and be a part of his flock when they make certain choices in their lives. But they are divinely and inherently a son or daughter of God. That is their true identity. They can let the dark scales fall off of them as they turn to their Savior and repent of their wrong doings.
We can help them by showing them love as Christ would. We can make changes in our own lives so that we are those good people that have not gone away.
The Lord loves each of us. He helps us through and in our struggles and trials. We are given struggles and trials in life to refine us. The Savior truly knows how to make us better than we ever thought we could be.
Let us turn to the Savior of the World and see all of those good people who surround us each day.