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A thought from the scriptures

Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free people. . . . - D&C 38:22

In his October 1985 general conference address, Elder Marvin J. Ashton of the Council of the Twelve quoted former British prime minister Winston Churchill: "The day will come when . . . victorious nations will plan and build in justice and freedom a house of many mansions, where there will be room for all."

Elder Ashton said, "We would pray earnestly today that all leaders of nations, large and small, free or oppressed, would know: `And above all things, clothe yourselves with the bond of charity, as with a mantle, which is the bond of perfectness and peace.' (D&C 88:125.)

"Despite the challenges of curbing federal budget deficits and riots and terrorism, of controlling the arms race and inflation, and of winning an ambitious battle for tax reform, thank God America is at peace. Thank God for those other nations who teach and live in peace. Thank God for worthy men who work to keep it that way."

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