What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
In the October 2004 General Conference, President Monson suggested a “simple yet far-reaching formula to guide [us] in the choices of life”:
- Fill your minds with truth.
- Fill your hearts with love.
- Fill your lives with service.
This simple formula, I imagine, takes a lifetime of practice. But within its three-fold directive lies the key to success, for as President Monson says:
By doing so, may we one day hear the plaudit from our Lord and Savior, “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”