Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, warns against spiritual crocodiles. " ... spiritual crocodiles ... infinitely more dnagerous and more deceptive and less visible, even than those well-camouflaged repitles ... These spiritual crocodiles can kill or mutilate your souls. They can destory your peace of mind and the peace of mind of those who love you. Those are the ones to be warned against, and there is hardly a watering place in all of mortality now that is not infested with them."
At varying times, our family, as have others, has been under attack by these spiritual crocodiles. They appear in the guise of selfishness, sin, pride. They come when they are least expected, striking out at the very underpinnings of family and faith.
We have been bitten by these crocodiles, seriously but not mortally. Belief in the Lord and the eternity of the family have kept us from succumbing to this kind of reptitle.
So, for today, I am grateful for the Lord and His gospel which keep us safe from spiritiual crocodiles.