Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mosiah 18:21-22

"And he commanded them that there should be no contention one with another, but that they should look forward with one eye, having one faith and one baptism, having their hearts knit together in unity and in love one towards another.
And thus he commanded them to preach. And thus they became the children of God."
Mosiah 18:21-22

I love this idea of no contention and working toward a perfect society. These people were under King Noah, who hated them and sent an army out to destroy them... so they were in hiding, worshiping in secret... but still working toward perfection. And hey, if they could do it, maybe we can too. We might have the equivalent of an army breathing down our necks, ready to pounce... but even so, despite any external pressure, we can work toward this ideal. I love looking forward with one eye... not that two eyes isn't fine from a physical perspective, but the idea of having one focus in our lives, one central theme and goal... and that solid, strong core is what makes us strong. Able to withstand the armies, the storms, and whatever else comes our way, and stay grounded in God, and love for our brothers and sisters. Today, let's work on removing contention from our lives... no matter the armies or other obstacles in our way. And thus we become the children of God...

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