Sometimes I find myself slipping back into feeling bitter, angry, and upset. I started to feel myself slipping after I read the LDS church's response to California's recent overturnage [sic] of the gay marriage ban.
Instead of getting all... well... bitchy... I have decided to take a deep breath and just ask, "What would Jesus do?" (How corny, I know...)
I've actually been thinking a lot about this question lately. In order to truly and honestly answer this question, I feel I have to know God, who He is, His personality, His traits, etc. Now, some are content trusting another person to tell them who God is and what God would do. I don't argue with that decision, it is definitely their prerogative... but it's not good enough for me.
Me, I need to go to a person firsthand before I can honestly say I know that person. I could go to his/her best friends, I could read his/her biography, and I could speak with his/her legal representatives -- they are all extremely excellent resources to help with getting to know someone -- but until I can sit down and talk to him/her, I can't honestly say, "This is what this person is like; this is what this person would do."
I believe it is the same with God. I can read the scriptures, I can listen to those who profess to be His representatives -- they are all extremely excellent resources to help with getting to know Him -- but until I kneel down and talk with Him, one on one, until I can feel His Spirit of communication, I cannot profess that I know Him, I cannot profess that I know His will.
Until I can achieve this, then I really can't answer the question, "What would Jesus do?"