There are times we should pause to take tally.
For Book of Mormon Prophet Alma, that time came at the end of the fifteenth year of the reign of the judges:
"And from the first year to the fifteenth has brought to pass the destruction of many thousand lives; yea, it has brought to pass an awful scene of bloodshed."
Our Millennium opened with celebration--and with boundless hope. It was the Year 2000! In like manner, the Nephites opened a new system of government, a free government by the voice of the people--not by kings--with joy and a sense of promise.
We now approach the fifteenth anniversary of the terror attack of September 11, 2001.
Is it time to take tally?