Pahoran Is Not Angered or Offended by Chief Captain Moroni’s Censure

Alma 61:9

9 And now, in your epistle you have censured me, but it mattereth not; I am not angry, but do rejoice in the greatness of your heart. I, Pahoran, do not seek for power, save only to retain my judgment-seat that I may preserve the rights and the liberty of my people. My soul standeth fast in that liberty in the which God hath made us free.

Elder Neal A. Maxwell wrote:

“There was an exchange of correspondence between Moroni, the chief captain of the armies, and Pahoran, who was chief judge and governor of the land in a time of great turmoil. . . . Anxious Moroni did not have all the facts, as is evident in his biting complaint to Pahoran. Pahoran’s meek reply is a lesson to us all, as it certainly must have been to Moroni. . . . Where individuals have said too much with too little data, meekness plays a very crucial, correcting role in what follows.”

(Meek and Lowly [1987], 23, 25.)

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