"May I give you one more thought from Easter. A peace will be made some day. It will be negotiated by men. All the world is hoping that it will be just and permanent. The last great war and its aftermath are so recent and so vivid in our memories that we are convinced that something which did not characterize the last arrangement must come into a newly established peace or it will be as futile as before. Some say that the thing most requisite is to render our enemies impotent. Let us not forget that that was done before, for a time at least. Various proposals are made for the establishment of a new world order. What form they will ultimately take no one knows, but this I know, and every follower of the Master knows it, that the peace of Christ will never descend upon the nations unless His Spirit is infused into the hearts and deliberations of the men who write the peace and into their constituents as well."
Stephen L Richards, The Church in War and Peace, p.155
Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion. - Ezra Taft Benson