Let your belief transform your community

I once visited Logan, a city in Utah, USA. It is about two hours drive from Salt Lake City Airport. One beautifully strange thing about Logan is this: Buses are free. You can catch Buses to anywhere in the city without paying even a dime. Although Buses don’t operate on Sundays and special holidays like the holiday on July 4 when I arrived the city. I had no problem getting to my hotel because a young man (a member LDS) willingly offered to drop me. The people in this city have been able to translate their religious beliefs to the betterment of their community. Apparently 92.32% of the people in Logan are religious. 3.09% are Catholic; 86.54% are LDS (Latter Day Saints/Mormons); 0.52% are another Christian faith; 0.02% are an eastern faith and 0.29% affiliates with Islam. We can see the positive influence of the Mormons who constitute the vast majority. Although I do not agree with some of their doctrines, they have positively changed their society as a result of their beliefs. If our Christian beliefs do not positively change us and our community, we are fooling ourselves. That was what James was trying to tell the early Christians. The way to know that your faith is real is if it helps you to love and do good works. We must walk our talk. Knowing is not enough, we must apply. We must show that we know God by loving our neigbours and changing our community like the Mormons have done in Logan.
“A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race.” ~ Joseph Smith