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O, that I were an angel...

Last time I readAlma 29, I had a different understanding of it that shed some light on my own personal experiences.  I was reminded of this again today, and wanted to get it written down.  (I figured I might as well share!)
In Alma 29, Alma writes about his desire to share the gospel to every person, every nation.  He writes: 1 O that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart, that I might go forth and speak with the trump of God, with a voice to shake the earth, and cry repentance unto every people!2 Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth.3 But behold, I am a man, and do sin in my wish; for I ought to be content with the things which the Lord hath allotted unto me. I always felt that Alma was being too hard on himself.  How is that a sin, to want to preach the gospel? And then I figured that h…