Health Warning (Reblogged from October 2014)


The heart breaking headlines from Africa about the Ebola virus reminded of a talk I gave a couple of years ago about another ‘disease’. While the tone in some places is light hearted it is not my intention to minimise in any way the terrible effects of Ebola or other life threatening infections. I do, however, want to talk about a spiritual sickness that affects many of us directly or indirectly.


Elder Nelson in his days as a physician

The ‘disease’ is one that was identified by Elder Russell M Nelson, a physician by profession:

‘As we dread any disease that undermines the health of the body, so should we deplore contention, which is a corroding canker of the spirit…My concern is that contention is becoming accepted as a way of life. From what we see and hear in the media, the classroom, and the workplace, all are now infected…

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