Last night, a dear friend of mine was asked why she was protesting. As she gave her heartfelt answer, the words that have driven me from Mosiah 18 flooded my mind.
"Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort,"
But, there's more words after that, and they caught my attention again this morning as I studied.
"and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in"
I've usually read this as the preaching of the gospel, and so I wasn't paying as much attention to it. Except just a few chapters later, the Lord uses the same phrasing to say that we will be witnesses of the injustices of the world at the judgement bar.
And all the times the scriptures say "come and see", or "look", or "behold" came flooding into my mind.
Part of our mandate is to comfort, and mourn, and yes, preach, but also to see and learn and share. So we can witness to each other now and later the truth of all things.
So, come and see. If you feel uncertain, contact me, and I'll stand by your side. Our brothers and sisters need you.