(February 22, 2015)
King Benjamin must have been a remarkable man. The description he gives of himself and his determination to live the Gospel is impressive in its own right, but made even more impressive by comparison with the culture that existed around him. Sometimes we may feel as though we are prisoners of our cultures – the perceptions and expectations being too much for us to overcome in our lives. But Benjamin is an example that this isn’t always the case. Whatever the sins of our culture (and they certainly are many), they don’t include human sacrifice and the illusion of divinity of our kings. This is what Benjamin had to deal with, and he responded as a man of God.