A very wise man said, “perfect love casts out fear” 1 John 4:18
Another wise man said, “if you are prepared, you shall not fear”.
In a world rife with fear of many things, these two dictums are prescriptions for peace and harmony. Our motto is, “In harmony with people and nature” . We seek to follow both of these prescriptions for peace.
I have frequently blogged about the need for communities to be bound together by a commitment to living the Golden Rule, the most basic manifestation of love towards fellow-man. Communities where that is the dominant principle will do well during periods of social and economic chaos.
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But, there is another popular dictum that says, “All you need is love” . . . NOT!
Yes, it’s important to surround yourself with loving people, but regardless of how heartfelt the singing, kumbaya does not feed, clothe or shelter. That’s where other forms of preparedness come in. To cover ALL you need, combine personal preparedness, know-how and self-reliance in a like-minded community with a commitment to support, share and care. Another name for that is the Village on Sewanee Creek.
My blog also has a lot of information on preparedness like Top ten Self-Sufficiency and Survival Skills, and we periodically sponsor preparedness fairs and workshop events open to the public,
Just as Holy Scripture is the manual for a life committed to love of fellow-man, there is a manual recognized by many as the final, comprehensive word on prepared, provident living. It’s called the LDS Preparedness Manual and you can download it FREE here.