1 Nephi 6

Wherefore, the things which are pleasing unto the world I do not write, but the things which are pleasing unto God and unto those who are not of the world.

1 Nephi 6:5

I think it can be easy when writing anything to want people to read and to like your work, and very easy to think you are writing in vain if people don’t like it. While I am not sure one should aim to be disliked (that’s just another version of catering to the world’s tastes, after all), I think Nephi’s statement here points out that in writing – or in anything, particularly the use of our talents – it is the approval of God that we should most seek, and that is often at odds with worldly popularity and acclaim.

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  1. The Book of Mormon is an example of this. A few of us deeply love it and try to abide by its teachings. Grateful for another testament of Jesus Christ. But most do not even want to open the front cover. We are specks on the vast internet alternative reality, getting to everyone who would be interested is not so easy.

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