Our pulpits are ruled by the “pride looking up” among our members. We have those who are offended by Mother’s day, by Father’s day, by people who are married, by …
It is all what President Benson called “pride looking up”. They have animosity toward those who are blessed in a way they are not. It is also called coveting. They may be blessings worthy of desiring, but it is the animosity and offense which is taken that are wrong.
And these principles rule our pulpits. We haven’t had a leader assign a talk on mothers or fathers on Mother’s day or Father’s day in 6 years now across two different wards.
We never talk about the joy of children. We rarely talk about the joy of being married.
All the great prizes are not to be prized across our pulpits because the “pride looking up” of those who haven’t received one of them in the time they felt they deserved it gives our leaders pause to let any of the great gifts of mortality be praised and exulted in where other members can hear.
What can be done for us?
Repentance only can solve it.