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.
I just got back from the temple. I think my favorite part of being in the temple is the feeling of camaraderie and brother/sisterhood. Everybody smiles at each other. Everybody. As Elder Franklin D. Richards of the Seventy testified:
As we do temple work, we develop a spiritual kinship with our Heavenly Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that brings us peace, happiness, and eternal joy.
We know that temples are to be a refuge from the storm (see Isaiah 4:6). I testify that they really are. I feel the spirit there, and an overwhelming peace that comforts me and helps me put into focus the daily ongoings of my life. It truly is a house of God.