Monday, November 16, 2015

Alma 53-54

(October 28, 2015)
                When we make the determination that we want to be aggrieved, we can certainly find evidence to support that.  If we want to sacrifice our moral agency and instead consider ourselves victims of our circumstances (and, it seems to me, this most often comes as a mechanism for avoiding accountability), then we can view the world in that twisted light.

                Just as Ammoron was able to point to all of his grievances (his brother’s death, Zoram being ‘pressed’ into service), so too can we always find things to complain about if that is what we choose to do.  We can always find things to show that we are the victims of circumstances beyond our control, should we so desire that result.  But doing this is ultimately far more destructive on our souls than on the souls of others, and if we become victims it is to ourselves.
pan>No amount (or lack) of proof will change that.

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