it's scripture hero day!
well, something like that.
so there's this man...a military leader...a prophet
his name is moroni
and he plays kind of a big role in these chapters
this section of the book of mormon is elbow-deep in wars, rumors or wars, contentions, political strife, deception, corruption, etc etc etc
not so magical and fluffy, eh?
but...sounds pretty dead-on to stuff we're facing in our modern-day world, doesn't it?
what i love about the book of mormon is that it can be applied to any situation in life
including war and politics
and we can learn a lot from moroni about how to combat this stuff.
for example, alma 48, verse 11-13:
"and moroni was a strong and a mighty man; he was a man of a perfect understanding; yea a man that did not delight in bloodshed; a man whose soul did joy in the liberty and the freedom of his country, and his brethren from bondage and slavery; yea, a man whose heart did swell with thanksgiving to his God...a man who did labor exceedingly for the welfare and safety of his people. yea, and he was a man who was firm in the faith of Christ, and he had sworn with an oath to defend his people, his rights, and his country, and his religion."
moroni for president, 2012!!
i'm pretty sure we can each take a leaf from his book.
[leaf from his book? is that a saying? page from his book? oh whatever...]
a man named hugh nibley described moroni as the following...maybe we'll each find something we can work on to better follow his example of being a Christlike person:
trusted absolutely in God
instantly proposed discussion over fighting
accepted people's word for good behavior
always concerned to do the decent thing
devoid of prideful ambition
shared credit for victories
kind feelings for the enemy
fought for: poor, outcast and despised
fought against: pride, wealth and power
...do you have a scripture hero?
...anything favorite you've learned from him/her?