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The meek are not ashamed of Christ

In Meek and Lowly, Elder Neal A. Maxwell of the Quorum of the Twelve wrote: "It is so easy to focus on things temporal, neglecting the Master: `For how knoweth a man the master whom he has not served, and who is a stranger unto him, and is far from the thoughts and intents of his heart?' (Mosiah 5:13.)

"Amulek said that though he was called many times, he would not hear. He actually knew concerning these things, yet he would not know.' (Alma 10:6.) He is a classic case of an essentially good man being out of touch with the great spiritual realities; he resisted the things of the Spirit because, though he was basically good, he was preoccupied with the cares of the world. When meekness was needed, it was sufficiently there in Amulek. As a result, he became yoked, and he then experienced the costs of discipleship,having forsaken all his gold, and silver, and his precious things, which were in the land of Ammonihah, for the word of God, he [Amulek] being rejected by those who were once his friends and also by his father and his kindred.' (Alma 15:16.)"Fortunately, God is preoccupied with His children. We (and what we may become) are His work and glory. (Moses 1:39.) All that He does is for our benefit. (2 Ne. 26:24.) As George MacDonald said of God, He lays no plans irrespective of His children.'Worlds and suns and planets,' wrote MacDonald, are but `a portion of His workshops and tools for the bringing out of righteous men and women to fill His house of love.'

"The meek are neither ashamed of Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 7:14) nor embarrassed by His yoke, His gospel, and His ordinances."

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