“Government programs are so often like straightening deck chairs on the Titanic.” -Neal A. Maxwell

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“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.”

-Neal Maxwell

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“We’re going down.  And you know that we’re doomed.”

-John Mayer

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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.

FRIENDS!

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.

 

 

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