Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Today's Maxwell Quote

From We Will Prove Them Herewith (1982), 17-18:
The gospel glow shining about a righteous individual or a righteous people usually attracts persecution. But this is not the only accompanying sign. Enoch could tell us something about this phenomenon; those in his ancient Zion were resented by some who "stood afar off." Latter-day Saints are not yet a fully worthy people, but even now there is building a visible ring of resentment around Zion today. It includes those who once had a shallow faith but are now critics. Their tree of testimony lacked root; it withered, and they plucked "it up and cast it out," occasionally with great public display. (Alma 32:38.)