Memorial Day Warriors
With Memorial Day coming up I have thought a lot about those who have gone before me who have fought for righteousness.
In the Book of Mormon we learn about captain Moroni, who at age 25 was the chief captain over the armies of the Nephites. He and his armies fought for everything that was good: their homes and their liberties, their wives and their children…and something interesting… for their rites of worship and their church (See Alma 43:45). Today for the first time ever I realized that the word rites in this context was not spelled the typical r-i-g-h-t-s rather, r-i-t-e-s. Rights means “a just claim” but rites means “a formal religious cerimonial act”. So Moroni, and his soldiers, were fighting for the ordinances of the Gospel–which entirely requires virtue!
Not only am I a extremely grateful for those who have fought in the armed forces and have given their lives for us to have so many freedoms, but I am also so grateful for those men and women of the world who fight the “unseen” fight against Satans army. In the world we live in today it is sometimes hard to have the strength that comes from living a virtuous life–but it is possible! So for those who are trying to be virtuous, I say hoorah! Way to go! You can do it! Believe in yourself! Believe in God and in the strength He can give you.
Ashley~ A Voice for Virtue