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

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

WISE or FOOLISH?

President Kimball in his book, “Faith Precedes the Miracle” wrote, “It is so hard to wait and be prepared
always. But we cannot allow ourselves to slumber. The Lord has given us this parable as a special warning.”  “I believe the ten virgins represent the people of the Church of Jesus Christ…they were knowing people who were foolishly unprepared for the happenings that were to affect their eternal lives… They were fools these five unprepared virgins.” “Now, too late, they were becoming conscious of the tragedy of unpreparedness…The foolish asked the others to share their oil, but…they needed all their oil for themselves; they could not save the foolish. The responsibility was each for himself. This was not selfishness or unkindness.”

Pres. Kimball, “Faith Precedes the Miracle,” pgs. 253-255