(November 3, 2013)
Pahoran is a great example here. Moroni absolutely blasts him with his letter – accusing him of just about everything in the world. Pahoran, though, does not get angry with Moroni. He simply accepts that Moroni is a good man, and is making statements from his own experience. They are wrong, but he doesn’t judge Moroni at all for them. When things go wrong around me, I have been only too willing to look at other people and condemn them. This is especially ironic since I am often the source of the problem in the first place. I need to be more like Pahoran – to trust that those around me are children of God and doing their best (often far better than I am), and to change my approach to others in this fashion. I have been a failure in this regard.