Jul 29, 2014

Too Many Serious Things

by Terri Wagner

Most of the time I can watch the news with some degree of peace. Lately, I find myself reading about such tragedy and sorrow, I find little peace. I try to remind myself we are in the last of the last days, be patient, look to the prophet, pray, and remember we have been through this before in the war in heaven. Today, however, it seems overwhelming.

For today, I want to be sad
to reach out with love to those who are in a very bad place
I want to hug heroes
and pray like Nephi in Chapter 7 of Helaman who knew his country was in dire straits.
Just today I want to remind myself of the importance of free will, and why that can sometimes take the face of evil.
And then tonight I will whisper these words to myself

"I am sore wounded but not slain
I will lay me down and bleed a while
And then rise up to fight again"

...and let tomorrow bring back the comfort that is always just a prayer away


  1. Wow. I commented earlier, but it disappeared. I usually avoid watching the news as much as possible because it does upset me. Then I read your post. And then I read the last two chapters of Moroni and I am pondering on the great faith of Mormon and Moroni and others like them and how they stayed strong in the Lord despite the awful scenes around them. Oh how grateful I am for their example and their words and for knowing the great plan of happiness. Thanks for the reminder Terri. hugs~

    1. You are so right. I think of those two often. I think we are close to what they experienced.


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