Anti-Nephi-Lehies: Alma 24-26. I think this is the most poignant story of applying the Atonement in the Book of Mormon that touches me so much. I love everything about them. They were the Lamanite people converted to the Lord by Ammon and his brothers. These people love the Lord so much and have no desire to sin that they would rather die than slay another person. They bury their weapons. In fact as the armies are slaying them, their last moments are spent praising God knowing that they will be with Him because they have applied the Atonement in their lives and have clean and pure hearts. Their example cuts their enemies to the core and they stop after slaying a thousand Anti-Nephi-Lehies. It continues that their enemies who have just killed them are so touched by their example that more than those who were slain were converted unto the Lord that day. That example of not fighting with more fighting, but complete surrender of love to others and God was the only cure for the hatred of those people. And that story applies to us today. The only cure to contention and fighting is being humble enough to bury our weapons of pride and sin being changed by the Atonement of Jesus Christ by having true charity. I'm trying to do that everyday and I am seeing that I don't get as bothered anymore when people might be rude. I still love them, and I don't have a desire to hurt them, but just love them some more. I'm not perfect at it, and sometimes I think not the nicest thoughts in my head, but I know over time, over the course of my whole life, I can continue to learn to love more and more each and every day. It all comes down to love. I was reading in 1 Corinthians 13, and Paul is just saying how it profits a man nothing to do good things, but not to do those things with charity, the pure love of Christ.
I'm trying to love more, it's not always easy, but it is the only thing that can make us and God truly happy. I love you all and pray for your happiness:)
Love and Cheers,
Sister chamberlain and I enjoying alexandra park on p-day
Sister Cowley and I on exchanges enjoying my first fish and chips experience