BYU (Brigham Young University) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.” As part of their undergraduate coursework, BYU students take multiple semesters of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes.
In this series (see below), students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts, insights, and reflections on the Book of Mormon in the form of letters to someone they know. We invite you to take a look at their epiphanies and discoveries as they delve into the scriptures.
In publishing these, we fulfill their desire to speak to all of us of the relevance, power and beauty of the Book of Mormon, a second witness of Jesus Christ and complement to the Bible. The Book of Mormon includes the religious history of a group of Israelites who settled in ancient America. (The names they use are those of prophets who taught the Book of Mormon peoples to look forward to the coming of Christ—Nephi, Lehi, Alma, Helaman, and other unfamiliar names. We hope those names will become more familiar to you as you read their inspiring words and feel the relevance and divinity of their messages through these letters.)
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Book of Mormon: Sweeping the Corners
I know that these posts are supposed to be for someone else, but I found something that really helped me that I shared with my roommate. In Alma 50 when Captain Moroni strengthened the old cities, we talked about “sweeping the corners” in class. When we talked about what that meant, delving into all of your life and sweeping out the corners, or the little things that aren’t visible, and sweeping them into a dustpan, I was reminded of temples. In temples they keep everything so clean that they dust even the detailing in frames and furniture, and they always sweep the corners. In this way, I found that when we sweep our corners, we are more worthy to enter the temple because we are as spotless as the temple is.