Baylee is finishing up her Faith in God book in preparation to enter the Young Women program and it says to memorize the 13th Article of Faith. For those of you who aren’t familiar, the LDS church has it’s core beliefs outlined in 13 simple and to the point articles. Click here to read all thirteen.
The 13th reads:
I’ve had this Article of Faith memorized practically my whole life, but as I was making this print for Baylee, one line stood out to me above the rest. “We believe in doing good to all men.” Doing good. What does it mean to do good? At first I thought, do good means be kind, but then why didn’t it say be kind to all men? It says DO GOOD, obviously implying that we Do something. DO what? DO good. What does a do-gooder do? Google says a do-gooder is a humanitarian.
Definition: HUMANITARIAN adjective
1. having concern for or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people.
2. pertaining to the saving of human lives or to the alleviation of suffering:
As a humanitarian you help to improve the welfare and happiness of people, save human lives and alleviate suffering . In that sense I may never have a chance to literally save physical lives, but I can be a do-gooder! Being a do-gooder totally reminds me of the Cub Scout slogan: “Do a good turn daily”. Could you imagine the lives changed for the better if hundreds and thousands of us did a good turn daily, or that we were all focused and charitable enough to DO GOOD to one person every day?
So here is my goal this week: I am going to be focused on doing a good turn daily. If you would like to join please feel free to do so. Let’s go be do-gooders!