Patriotic Poetry: The Cry From the Dust Poetry Collection
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Alma, 32, 4-8:
Now, as Alma was teaching and speaking unto the people upon the hill Onidah, there came a great multitude unto him... of whom were poor in heart, because of their poverty as to the things of the world.
And they came unto Alma; and the one who was foremost among them said unto him: Behold, what shall these my brethren do, for they are despised of all men because of their poverty, yea, and more especially by our priests; for they have cast us out of our synagogues which we have labored abundantly to build with our own hands; and they have cast us out because of our exceeding poverty; and we have no place to worship our God; and behold, what shall we do?
And now when Alma heard this, he turned him about, his face immediately towards him, and he beheld with great joy; for he beheld that their afflictions had truly humbled them, and that they were in a preparation to hear the word.
Therefore he did say no more to the other multitude; but he stretched forth his hand, and cried unto those whom he beheld, who wer truly penitent, and said unto them:
I behold that ye are lowly in heart; and if so, blessed are ye.
(Verse 16)"Therefore, blessed are they who humble themselves without being compelled to be be humble;or rather, in other words, blessed are is he that believeth in the word of God, and is baptized without stubbornness of heart...."
Article of Faith #13 states: "...If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things."