how often would I gather your children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wing”?

An excellent talk by Mark E. Petersen.  It caught my imagination.  We had the greatest boom in the history of the world.  New land, new freedoms, new technology, every man a king.  And what have we done with it?

But the comment that caught my conscience was this:

Now I ask you, how different are we Latter-day Saints from the rest of the world?

I like to be liked.  I try to act as undifferent as I reasonably can.  “I’m just one of you, you bet.”  Why would I want to do that?  We’re the greatest squanderers in the world.  We make the prodigal son look scroogy.  Why am I so set on claiming an honored place on the disaster?  Bad enough to be squabbling over whose deck chair should take the place of precedence.  Worse when its on the Titanic.


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