Monday, February 8, 2010

Alma - Chapter 20

17 But Ammon stood forth and said unto him: Behold, thou shalt not slay thy son; nevertheless, it were better that he should fall than thee, for behold, he has brepented of his sins; but if thou shouldst fall at this time, in thine anger, thy soul could not be saved.
Maybe this explains the old addage - Only the good die young.  We are each given sufficent probation for our needs on the earth.  How wonderful that Ammon had only one thing in mind and that being the Eternal Salvation of every soul.  This evil King would have slain his own son and still Ammon wished for him to have a change of heart and experience the joy of repentence. 

It would be so easy to dismiss our enemies as having no prospect of recovery into the blessed rest of righteousness.  So many would just as soon his enemies were dead and no longer a threat.  Not Ammon, he, following the admonition of the Master, literally and effectively loved his enemies.

Thank heaven, I have been spared thus far.  My prayer is that we all might live long enough to come to a realization of the truth and blessing of the Atonement.

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