Daily Reminder on Music and Dancing: #17 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will carefully choose the music I listen to.

“Do not listen to music that encourages immorality or glorifies violence through its lyrics, beat, or intensity… Such music can dull your spiritual sensitivity.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today and until August 2, I, ____________________, will not listen to music that encourages immorality or glorifies violence through its lyrics, beat, or intensity.

“There have always been those who take the beautiful things and corrupt them. It’s happened with nature; it’s happened with literature, drama, art; and it certainly has happened with music. For centuries it has been obvious that when the wrong kind of words are set to appealing music, songs can lead men astray. And music itself, by the way it is played, by its beat, by its intensity, can dull the spiritual sensitivity.

We are living at a time when society is undergoing a subtle, but powerful, change. It is becoming more and more permissive in what it will accept in its entertainment. As a result, much of the music being performed by popular entertainers today seems to be more intended to agitate than to pacify, more to excite than to calm. Some musicians appear to openly promote unrighteous thoughts and action.

Young people, you cannot afford to fill your minds with the unworthy music of our day. It is not harmless. It can welcome onto the stage of your mind unworthy thoughts and set a tempo to which they dance and to which you may act. You degrade yourself when you identify with those things that at times surround extremes in music—the shabbiness, the irreverence, the immorality, the addictions. Such music is not worthy of you.” – Worthy Music, Worthy Thoughts by Boyd K. Packer, emphasis added

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Music and Dancing section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/music-and-dancing/

Ask yourself: “How do I feel as I listen to my music?”

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