"And if there be faults they be the faults of a man" (Mormon 8:17)

“And I said unto him: Lord, the Gentiles will mock at these things, because of our weakness in writing . . . .” (Ether 12:23)

“Condemn me not because of mine imperfection . . . .” (Mormon 9:31)

So writes Moroni, one of the principal editors of the Book of Mormon, as he struggled with his weakness and perceived deficiencies. As a physician, I too have struggled as I have looked at the abyss of my ignorance, and the words of Moroni have spoken to me as a familiar spirit from the dust. This is a man whose struggles in the distant past have resonated with my soul and increased my resolve to follow my Savior Jesus Christ. A man who had a resolute belief in his Savior Jesus Christ, who suffered untold difficulties in his life, a man whom I esteem greatly, was a man who had weaknesses and imperfections. This is a man of God that I can relate to. I have felt his spirit speak to me and sensed his anguish as I have read his words, and I have been inspired to become a true follower of Jesus Christ.

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