U is for Unity
If Satan really wants to destroy the Church, I think he'll start from the inside and work outward. The outside-in approach, used by those who publish anti-Mormon books and videos, will never do much damage. President Heber J. Grant taught:
Our enemies have never done anything that has injured this work of God, and they never will. I look around, I read, I reflect, and I ask the question, Where are the men of influence, of power and prestige, who have worked against the Latter-day Saints? . . . They cannot be found. . . . We need have no fears, we Latter-day Saints. God will continue to sustain this work; He will sustain the right. If we are loyal, if we are true, if we are worthy of this gospel, of which God has given us a testimony, there is no danger that the world can ever injure us. We can never be injured, my brethren and sisters, by any mortals, except ourselves. (Heber J. Grant, Gospel Standards, 85).
The anti-Mormons will continue to do their work. Don't be alarmed or concerned. Just do your part to strengthen your own ward or stake.
May I suggest that next time you go to church, you take some paper or stationery or thank-you notes? Imagine what you could do to build unity in your ward by expressing gratitude to those who teach and serve you. . . .
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