Our Freedoms

We enjoyed a relaxing morning. Breakfast was delicious. I went out and picked some oranges from our orange tree, and we had eggs, bacon, and toast, with freshly-squeezed orange juice. I went to Ward Choir Practice. Church was nice. We have church at 1 PM this year, which allows us to do lots of stuff in the morning. The instructor did not show up for Elders Quorum, so I presented the lesson, which was very rewarding. It was on Elder Uchtdorf’s October 2011 talk for the Relief Society, on “Forget Me Not”. The Spirit was there.

After reading Mosiah 29, I think of my King and Savior, who is a righteous King, who is Jesus Christ. He is righteous above all others.

I am thankful for our system of government which allows me to freely practice my religion. I am thankful for my many other freedoms. I am thankful that I do not live under tyranny, and I find it amazing that people in other countries have allowed dictators, and oppressors, to govern them. Although, changes are occurring in the world, because people are overthrowing these tyrants. For example, just last year, the people of Libya killed their dictator, Kaddafi.

On the other hand, I am thankful that I live in a land which has been consecrated by the Lord. For the scriptures say:

“and I would that ye should keep the commandments of God, that ye may prosper in the land according to the promises which the Lord made unto our fathers.” (Mosiah 1:7)

I know that I live in a blessed land, and I wish that all others could experience the freedoms that I enjoy.

This is what I previously wrote after reading Mosiah 29:  Iniquitous Kings

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