It's amazing, when they do the recap of the past 15 years, just how much carnage and sorrow there was. Even in the sorrow, the Nephites knew that peace and understanding would only come from the Lord. They fasted and prayed in the face of adversity and pain.
We also learn in this chapter what causes the inequality of men. It's not intelligence, race, station or any other earthly factor: It is sin. That is the only thing that differentiates us in God's eyes. That's one of the reasons I love to go to the temple- we are all equal, and share a sense of unity and oneness in purpose and potential.
Sometimes I get frustrated, when it feels like I am doing all I can and sometimes it seems that I'm just not making a difference. I have to tell myself that maybe, just maybe, things would be or could be worse if I weren't trying my hardest. Sometimes we don't see the difference we make-but God always does.
What did you think/learn today?