I often get depressed about the direction of our country, but reading the Book of Mormon these past few weeks have given me a greater appreciation for this land that I live in. As I read about the struggle the Nephites had among themselves and against the Lamanites, how much blood was shed- men, women and even innocent children- the lives lost, the living mourning, the courage, the faith, and the ability to forgive and move on, I am simply moved. I am filled with gratitude for the men and women that have fought, and still do fight, for my freedom and safety.
This chapter shows the power of a "secret combination." Evil is bad, but when coupled with a warped sense of brotherhood, comradeship, and purpose, it is detrimental.
It is sad to see that creeping into our own society.