strtoupper('“A') Lonesome and a Solemn People, Wanderers”
The life of the Nephites was, during the greater part of their history, one of loneliness and heartache. They sought endlessly to teach and persuade and love their brethren, the Lamanites, but without success. In addition, the Nephites, like all of the faithful in all ages, were “strangers and pilgrims on the earth” (Hebrews 11:13; cf. 1 Peter 1:1; 1 Peter 2:11; D&C 45:13).
Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet