Monday, October 7, 2013

Sugar and Spice

By Claire Enos


"Sugar and spice and everything nice that's what girls are made of."

Lately we've all heard a lot of talk as women in a group from the LDS Church decided to wait outside the doors at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, demanding to be let into the Priesthood meeting Saturday night. Earlier tonight, it was covered on the news here in Idaho, and I've seen articles all over facebook, for and against women having the priesthood (which is what these women stand for). I have friends who are for women having the priesthood, and I'm not discounting their feelings in any way. After all, we are all entitled to our own opinions, right?

This post isn't about that whole debacle (though I probably will be posting one on my personal blog sometime soon, if you somehow inexplicably would like my opinion on that matter). It's about the inherent attributes we, as women and daughters of a Heavenly King, all share.

I know I'm young, but in the short years I've been around I've come to realize that there's something special about every young woman I've met who knows who she is. She has a glow about her, and she's nice and sweet. She's not bitter or harsh. She is more than just her name, or her family, or even her religion. She is a Daughter of God, and she knows it. She knows how to act. She might make mistakes, but she knows that they can be forgiven, and she can turn things around, and she works toward that.

None of us are perfect, however I know deep down inside we all have these attributes, or we can if we are willing to accept who we are and work on becoming that person.

Why is all this important?

Because, I think it's important for every woman on Earth to know that she is Special. She is one of a kind. She is wanted and needed. She has a purpose (after all, she wouldn't be here if she didn't). We don't need "equality." Not in the worldly sense of the word, anyway. We are already equal, we are already important to the Plan. We can't live without men, and men can't live without us.

Well, for having no idea what I was going to write about, I think I did a pretty darn good job. I hope I haven't bored you all to tears, or that I don't seem too high and mighty. Because, believe me, I have a LOT to learn in this life, and I plan to make good use of the time I have left in life to learn all I can.

<3Claire

4 comments:

  1. You didn't bore me. I'm just shocked that any woman would want that additional responsibility. Call me crazy, but I'm overloaded with just being a woman.

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  2. Well done Claire. Sad, the tempters ways. It is bizarre and would be laughable if not such a tragedy that a group of women have so little understanding to demand the right to the Priesthood. An example of pride causing downfall.

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  3. Ditto what Terri and Cindy said. I love being a woman - and I have enough to think about without adding more. God created the perfect plan and I am grateful for it. Well, said Young Lady! hugs~

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  4. Priesthood is what the Lord gives men to distract them from the fact that we are actually running the show...;o)
    But seriously, having the priesthood would be a ridiculous burden. We already have the babies and raise the children and make a life for our family. We're unbelievably busy. And if we're not, we should be. There are so many ways in which we can serve that we should never be selfish enough to covet what the Lord gives men.

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