Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Alma 55

19 But behold, this was not the desire of Moroni; he did not delight in murder or bloodshed, but he delighted in the saving of his people from destruction; and for this cause he might not bring upon him injustice, he would not fall upon the Lamanites and destroy them in their drunkenness.

Warfare is only settled in victory by one party or the other. Although Moroni sought total victory over the Lamanites, he was not a man to kill for no purpose. This balance in his approach was driven by his sense of justice and fairness. It didn't matter to him that this same sense of fairness and justice was absent in his enemy. We often focus on the shortcomings of others and blame them for conflict. If only they would change, things would be all right. The way to peace in our relationships is in ourselves. As we live according to the teachings of Christ, we can be at peace no matter what others may do.

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