I've always wondered what I would choose to include, especially considering how hard it was to write anything. It's one thing for us to type something or write it on a piece of paper, but engraving it upon plates? That's a whole other ballgame! It really reminds me that everything in the Book of Mormon must be important, because there was no room, time or energy to include anything that wasn't essential. I love the Book of Mormon!
I often think about the burden on Mormon and Moroni's shoulders in compiling and then sealing up the records. Not only did they see our day but they witnessed the destruction of their own people. Mormon's lament, "Oh my people..." is one of the most tragic ever. And then they saw it happening all over again in our day. I can imagine they were very careful to try to give us the most precious parts to give us the message they wanted to convey, as Sister Proctor indicated.
I like your concise comments on why we have the Book of Mormon and why it is important to us. Thank you
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