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Prophets, Principles, and the Constitution

by | Sep. 12, 2013

Everything Else

I love news! There, it is out in the open. I have several news sites I visit at least once and sometimes multiple times a day to keep my fix. I was, for example overjoyed when I heard the news of a possible averting of all-out war in Syria. I pray daily for peace and speak to everyone I know to convince them of the futility of conflict and sin. The type of peace I attempt to sow in my corner of the country though is not that of a mere ceasefire or armistice by one or several nations, which lasts only until they find another reason to attempt to “stimulate” their respective economies via war, but the type given by the Master to His disciples in John 14:27:

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

One sense of this peace with which almost every member of the Latter-Day Saint is familiar is that of spiritual, or the inner-self that comes through the application of the Atonement in their lives and in keeping the Lord’s commandments. Another, lesser-known aspect of the promised peace is that of worldly, or that which makes for peaceful communities and countries.

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