There is no such thing as Mormon Moving Karma!
During three years here I have been EQ 1st councilor for a year and EQP for 2 years. I’ve done moves during my work day and moved people that I had never seen before or since. I can say with some confidence that I’ve been to more moves in the last three years than any other individual in the ward. When I move how many people respond?
Hired goons it is then!
PS If I go crazy it will be today.]]>
However, I do get away with a lot, I am not making light. Because I am a little crazy, people just expect me to act differently, and I can pretty much do what I want. It’s very freeing.]]>
That being said, severe depression and other mental disorders are very real and can be completely debilitating. Speaking as a wife of an abuse survivor and severely depressed husband, it requires a lot of love and charity to help and prod along the right path. These individuals have their agency and should be held accountable, but they should also be loved and guided just like any wayward sheep.
Understanding goes a really long way.]]>
Anyhow, thanks. Reading this thread cheered me up.]]>
I’ve struggled with occasion episodes of mild depression, and wondered how God views my actions at these times. Am I supposed to exercise my willpower and cheer up (which is mainly what I tell myself to do), or am I less/un-accountable for my actions. I doubt I would be excused from murder, suicide, etc. as a result, but am I excused for wallowing around the house in my bathrobe and snapping at my family? And how would this change if I had a more “serious” clinical depression or other mental illness?
Without derailing this thread too much, can anyone tell me whether the church believes mental illness is a failing of willpower/demonic possession/chemical imbalance/etc? And is there any credence to the idea I hear from some church members that those with certain mental illnesses are guaranteed exaltation (i.e. those with Downs syndrome or those who are severely autistic)?
Again, I’m not trying to derail the thread, as I’m very interested in future responses to aRJ’s post.]]>