Saturday, November 22, 2008

Fighting on the Wrong Side

"It has been declared in the solemn word of revelation, that the spirit and the body constitute the soul of man; and, therefore, we should look upon this body as something that shall endure in the resurrected state, beyond the grave, something to be kept pure and holy. Be not afraid of soiling its hands; be not afraid of scars that may come to it if won in earnest effort, or [won] in honest fight, but beware of scars that disfigure, that have come to you in places where you ought not have gone, that have befallen you in unworthy undertakings [pursued where you ought not have been]; beware of the wounds of battles in which you have been fighting on the wrong side."

James E. Talmage, CR, October 1913, p. 117, quoted by Jeffrey R. Holland in Souls, Symbols and Sacraments, BYU Devotional 12 January 1988.

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