(August 9, 2015)
We view the blood of the saints crying up from the ground against the wicked as something that happens to other people in other times. But the Book of Mormon was written for us in our day, and it was written for those who would read it. So that seems to imply pretty clearly that the blood of the saints is something that we as members of the Church should be fairly worried about crying against us.
Does the blood of the saints cry against us when we are silent as those who are weak or helpless are slaughtered in foreign lands? Does the blood of the saints cry against us (metaphorically) as we watch from the sidelines as those who engage in the great cultural battles of our day are pilloried and destroyed? Most frightening to me, is the blood of the countless little children murdered through abortion going to cry against us because we were insufficiently bold in speaking out against this evil?
I don’t know what the right answer is, but I do know that I am far too comfortable in my day to day life considering the war that I should be more actively engaged in.