And never, until I did cry out unto the Lord Jesus Christ for mercy, did I receive a remission of my sins. But behold, I did cry unto him and I did find peace to my soul.
4 Nephi 1:17
There were no robbers, nor murderers, neither were there Lamanites, nor any manner of -ites; but they were in one, the children of Christ, and heirs to the kingdom of God.
This is beautiful. I think it’s something we should all really ponder, especially in light of everything that’s going on in the world right now.
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about something Elder Wilson said during a lesson with an investigator a while back. It’s been a note in my phone for probably a couple of months now and I wanted to put it down here.
Among many other things, Jesus Christ is known as is the Prince of Peace. His mission in life was to perform the atonement so that we could all be redeemed from our sins through the process of repentance. Peace is one of the things that repentance is all about. Along with the sins it wipes our guilt so that we can return to a state of inner peace.
How can we not want to strive for that?
“How sweet is the assurance, how comforting is the peace that come from the knowledge that if we marry right and live right, our relationship will continue, notwithstanding the certainty of death and the passage of time. Men may write love songs and sing them. They may yearn and hope and dream. But all of this will be only a romantic longing unless there is an exercise of authority that transcends the powers of time and death.” — Gordon B. Hinckley