Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Alma - Chapter 62

I think Ammoron had one too many M's in his name, if you catch my drift.  (Hint, remove the first M and leave the space blank.)  Teancum was pretty good at getting to the root of a problem.  I hope to meet him one day.
41 But behold, because of the exceedingly great length of the war between the Nephites and the Lamanites many had become hardened, because of the exceedingly great length of the war; and many were softened because of their afflictions, insomuch that they did humble themselves before God, even in the depth of humility.
It is interesting that the affliction of war hardened some and softened others.  Apparently, it is a choice.  We all have affliction of one sort or another.  Do we let it humble and soften us?   Or do we let it harden and embitter us?  The important realization is that which of the two choices we take is up to us and NOT up to our circumstances.  Remember Lehi reminded us that we are free to act and not be acted upon.  We get to choose our response to the things that happen to us.

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