Thursday, February 4, 2010

Alma - Chapter 16

I remember, while on my Mission in the Philippines, we experienced a pretty large earth quake.  Folks accosted us on the streets asking if it was the end of the world.  The same thing happened after an especially devastating typhoon.  I think they wanted to know if it was time to repent yet, or if they still had time to mess around some more.  I think it is funny how we tend to fear big disasters and seem to overlook the fact that "the end" is happening all around us all the time.  Every day the paper lists those who've recently met their demise.  The message of Alma and Amulek is a message to all - Repent before it is too late.  It doesn't matter one whit whether we die in Hurricane Katrina or the Haitain Earth Quake or in our sleep in bed tonight; the end of our mortality is coming and now is the time to prepare.

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