I Will Seek Good Friends and Treat Others Kindly
January 2006

“I Will Seek Good Friends and Treat Others Kindly,” Friend, Jan. 2006, 42

I Will Seek Good Friends and Treat Others Kindly*

My friend and I got into an argument about religion. She thought that since our Church believes that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are separate beings, we are not Christians. I explained that Christians are people who believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior. I gave her an Articles of Faith card with a picture of Jesus with the children on it and told her that I knew in my heart that I was a Christian. She did not accept it and told me that I was not going to heaven. We argued about it for a week and two days. Finally I wrote her a note saying that I was sorry for arguing and that I wanted our friendship back. I knew that if I tried to act like Christ, she would know that I was Christian. We decided to respect each other’s beliefs. We are still the best of friends.

I know the Church is true. It is important to choose the right and follow the Savior’s example so we can live in heaven with our Father. I also know that we are all children of God, and that if our actions are like the Savior’s, we will be setting a good example for everyone.

Shaylee B., age 8, Virginia