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  1. I just have two things to add in support. First, Moroni, who was at the time the most powerful person in the Nephite nation, walks away from it all and goes home showing all of the traits mentioned especially humility.

    Alma 62:43 And Moroni yielded up the command of his armies into the hands of his son, whose name was Moronihah; and he retired to his own house that he might spend the remainder of his days in peace.

    And the second: Mormon, one of the greatest prophets of any era (he was given the responsibility to prepare for the restoration of the fullness of times), while studying the records of 400 years earlier (how many of us really know the history of the 17th century and the character of its players) named his son after the man he seemed to have wanted in his own time and situation (this was a culture that named children with purpose).

    Alma 48:17 Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men.

    18 Behold, he was a man like unto Ammon, the son of Mosiah, yea, and even the other sons of Mosiah, yea, and also Alma and his sons, for they were all men of God.

    This my personal view of Moroni, he was a Sunday School teacher, or maybe a Deacon’s quorum adviser. Or maybe he was a ward clerk or a ward activities chairman, never called to church leadership because that wasn’t his skill set. His skills were in logistics (materials and men), implementing details, choosing others like him and giving them their authority, and above all, following God at every turn.

    And when he was done with this one job, at the top of his game, he went home to be a preparedness specialist or a nursery worker or maybe just a grandfather in the ward, unlike many others both before and after who would not and could not give up the trappings of power.

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