"And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the
And there were no envyings, nor strifes, nor tumults, nor whoredoms, nor lyings, nor murders, nor any manner of lasciviousness; and surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of God.
There were no robbers, nor murderers, neither were there Lamanites, nor any manner of -ites; but they were in one, the children of Christ, and heirs to the kingdom of God."
4 Nephi 1:15-17
Isn't this amazing? Christ appeared to these people, and for three generations they were righteous... not slightly righteous... REALLY righteous. No lying... no envying. That is amazing. Is the reason that we aren't like this because we take Christ less seriously, or just because we can't see him in person? We feel him; we see the evidence of his works all around us; we read his words and talk to him in prayer... but still we seem to take him less seriously, or are affected by him less than the people in these verses. ... Today, let's concentrate on not taking Christ for granted, and on truly dedicating ourselves to his work. :)