Monday, April 24, 2000

Mosiah 4:26

"And now, for the sake of these things which I have spoken unto you—that is, for the sake of retaining a remission of your sins from day to day, that ye may walk guiltless before God—I would that ye should impart of your substance to the poor, every man according to that which he hath, such as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and administering to their relief, both spiritually and temporally, according to their wants."
Mosiah 4:26

This is interesting.  It's basically saying that if we want to apply Christ's atonement in our lives each day, that we need to be mindful of the poor... that we need to be taking care of them.  Again with the theme of being a family and community... we should take care of each other... and not just physical needs, but spiritual needs as well.  All of need the gift that Christ gave us, and this is how to retain it... by helping people be equal, helping people be happy.  As Neal A Maxwell says, we are each other's clinical experience in this test of life... and if we only hang out with people who are like we are, and we avoid all others... how good is that experience going to be?  Love God, and love your neighbor... and remember that the man with the cardboard sign on the street corner is just as much your neighbor as your best friend.  We're all in this together. :)

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