When Alma saw wickedness around him, he felt deep “sorrow,” “tribulation,” and “anguish of soul” (Alma 8:14). “Wickedness among this people,” he said of the Zoramites, “doth pain my soul” (Alma 31:30). He felt something similar after returning from his mission to the Zoramites—he observed that “the hearts of the people began to wax hard, and that they began to be offended because of the strictness of the word,” and this made his heart “exceedingly sorrowful” (Alma 35:15). What did Alma do about what he saw and felt? He didn’t simply become discouraged or cynical about the state of the world. Instead, “he caused that his sons should be gathered together” and taught them “things pertaining unto righteousness” (Alma 35:16). He taught them that “there is no other way or means whereby man can be saved, only in and through Christ. … Behold, he is the word of truth and righteousness” (Alma 38:9).
I’ve got so much stuff to link today!! Whoa. Ok here they are in no particular order.
This is a terrible quality screen recording of this movie produced by the church I think. If I’m adding to piracy, I’m sorry. I have it on VHS somewhere, perhaps in Japanese. But that isn’t going to do anyone any good.
Why didn’t I know about this woman? She has a voice of an angel. She may actually BE an angel. I can’t say for sure. Her song “Slow Down” made me feel all the feels and cry like a baby. It’s at minute 48:06. But I’m looking forward to watching all of it.
I didn’t end up using this talk but it’s listed as a resource and it’s good.
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I wish that there was a video of Elder Corbridge giving this talk, but there’s not. Here’s the link to his talk Surviving and Thriving like the Pioneers in this month’s Ensign.
And here is the link to the Discourses of Eliza R Snow. Beware, you might spend 4 hours over there.
If I forgot something else I said I’d link let me know. Shine On!