God's Creation

I remembered on my mission in 1990 to Anaheim California a bookmark I had about littering, or how we offend God when we make His creation ugly. So it took a second or two to find it but it was an Ensign article, "First Presidency Message" around Christmas time in December 1983. You can read the entire article here: https://www.lds.org/ensign/1983/12/what-shall-i-do-then-with-jesus-which-is-called-christ?lang=eng.

Do take some time to read the link above, but what stood out the most to me was this quote:

"This earth is his creation. When we make it ugly, we offend him. Our bodies are the work of our Creator. When we abuse them, we abuse him."

What a great quote. As I look around now, it being 2016, I bet our Father-in-Heaven is quite offended at how we have treated, and still keep treating, His earth. I thought about how I keep my house, is it a house of order? Do we clean it, keep it looking nice? How about outside our homes, our streets? I make it point to NEVER litter, for I fear to offend my God.

The other part of that quote, am I abusing myself? How am I treating myself? I need work... I need to be kinder to myself, I am God's creation and I wouldn't never want Him to feel like I am not grateful for what I have. I pray I can be more kinder, happier about who I am and to never abuse the body, or the mind He, my Lord, has given me...