Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ether 10

3 And his eldest son, whose name was Shez, did rebel against him; nevertheless, Shez was smitten by the hand of a robber, because of his exceeding riches, which brought peace again unto his father.

My heart aches for parents who experience tremendous pain as they see the troubled lives of rebellious children. How tragic is it when peace comes to a parent when their child is taken?

11 And he did do justice unto the people, but not unto himself because of his many whoredoms; wherefore he was cut off from the presence of the Lord.
I have often heard someone say that someone is a "good man" because he was just and kind in ways that people could observe publicly, but underneath that public veneer of respectability there was corruption and lasciviousness. Character and integrity matter. What we do when no one is watching is more important in some ways than the actions everyone can observe.

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