Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mosiah 12

Discord is often accompanied by a complaint that one party doesn't understand the other.  And we do try to understand each other, but do we do it wisely?  We struggle to figure out in our minds the other person’s point of view, their motive and reasoning, so that we can reach some accord.  And as difficult as that is, it isn't enough for harmony.  How else than through the mind can we understand each other?  Abinadi told the priests of Noah, “Ye have not applied your hearts to understanding; therefore ye have not been wise.”  Perhaps as soon as contention is recognized, it is wise to step back, put the mind on hold and allow the heart to understand first.  When the heart understands what’s really important, the mind can more easily follow, and so can peace.
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