Episode 29: Moroni 1 – 6
Shiloh and guest co-host Christopher Hurtado talk about Moroni’s final last words. Moroni bids us “farewell” a few times, as each time he believes will be his last. There is much to consider concerning Moroni. The text offers us quite a bit of his personality and of his possible insecurities and obvious strengths. The Lord lightly chastises and liberates Moroni in Ether 12 from his worry and concern, as we see a change happen in Moroni’s final message. Considering Moroni’s plight and situation, having seen the ultimate destruction of his people, it is not an uncommon question to ask of ourselves what we would have included as our final witness of Jesus Christ had we seen and experienced the same thing. What did Moroni deem the most worthy messages in his final farewell? His reliance and testimony of Christ, the importance of the Holy Ghost, his love and appreciation for the Lord’s servants and their calling, his focus on the promises and blessings of the sacrament, and of his focus on the association of the Saints. There is a certain level of sorrow and a greater level of appreciation that we can extend to Moroni who found importance in writing down certain aspects of the Gospel that he found important but that he would never get to experience again.