“And Moroni was a strong and a mighty man; he was a man of a perfect understanding; yea, a man that did not delight in bloodshed; a man whose soul did joy in the liberty and the freedom of his country, and his brethren from bondage and slavery; … Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men.” (Alma 48:11,17)
Captain Moroni has many qualities, foremost among them are those listed in verse 11. He had great physical strength, he was trained in the matters of men, and even from a very young age was skilled at the art of war. However, the greatest thing of all of these things, is that he used it in humility and obtained power from God to overcome Satan and his minions.
Captain Moroni shows a monumental example of how to overcome temptation and opposition, of all kinds. Moroni’s strength was not simply in the physical realm, but also the mental and spiritual realms. His character was one to aspire to, because through his faith and humility, he had power over evil, in that it could not touch him or bring him down in anyway. The reason that I really like these verses is that I want to be like Moroni. When it came down to someone needing to step up and save the world from itself, Moroni did it, and he did it for the right reasons, and he did it in the right way. Every time I read these chapters, I recall to myself those strengths of Moroni, and how best I can incorporate them into my own life.