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What is the nature of our influence in home, church, and community? We need to ensure that our influence serves as a lighthouse rather than a shadow. The Book of Mormon often teaches by using contrasts, just as Lehi observed: “For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things” (2 Nephi 2:11). We observe the exemplary position of Alma and the people of the Lord, on the one hand, and the contrasting position of the rebellious and self-centered youth who were too young to understand or remember the words of King Benjamin. Thus we see in the lives of the rising generation in Zarahemla, including Alma the Younger and the sons of Mosiah, the seeds of dissent germinating and sprouting. Such minds seek followership. In our own lives let us remember that our influence is felt far beyond the confines of our own personal space and time.

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Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen

Commentaries and Insights on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1