“The living of one (1) protective principle of the gospel is better than a thousand compensatory governmental programs—which programs are, so often, like straightening deck chairs on the Titanic.”
“We’re going down. And you know that we’re doomed.”
Omgosh, Elder Maxwell’s great is INCREDIBLE! Our own personal worthiness and commitment to obey the Lord is infinitely more effective (and important!) in securing for ourselves a safe and happy life, both at the present time and in the future, than is any outside group or program (especially government-related). Not to mention that the imagery and use of mixed metaphors in this quotation is artistically and brilliantly creative and poignant. What a beautiful writer this apostle of the Lord is.
1) What “protective principles of the gospel” do YOU observe? How do they secure your own safety (literally and metaphorically) ?
2) How can you obey gospel principles even better to bring yourself even more security?
Government programs… are often like straightening deck chairs on the Titanic.