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Unformatted text preview: we must submit ourselves to their evil designs or to make ourselves weak before them. To love them is to show mercy and to immediately accept peace when the opportunity presents itself. Even to accept them as one of our own and protect them in the case of the AntiNephiLehites. Moroni not only offered to spare their lives once, but on three separate occasions, the last time only occurring after slaying the remainder that would not agree to a covenant of peace. Some may say that love was the farthest thing from this battlefield due to the amount of bloodshed. Hatred would have killed the Lamanites outright. Justice would have slain them after rejecting the first offer. Even mercy may have been exhausted after the second claim to peace. Indeed it was love at the very end that spared the lives of the Lamanites who agreed to covenant for peace....
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