Friday, May 3, 2013

Peace and prosperity can put a people to sleep

“Ours then seems to be the toughest test of all for the evils are more subtle, more clever. It all seems less menacing and it is harder to detect. While every test of righteousness represents a struggle, this particular test seems like no test at all, no struggle and so could be the most deceiving of all tests. Do you know what peace and prosperity can do to a people—it can put them to sleep” (Larry E. Dahl, “Fit for the Kingdom,” in Studies in Scripture, Volume Five: The Gospels, edited by Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet [1986], 5:369).

- Pres. Ezra Taft Benson, as quoted in "Chapter 37: Helaman 10–12," Book of Mormon Student Manual, (2009), 274–80

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