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“Poster,” Liahona, June 2007, 48


Mormon message

Photograph by David Tipling © Getty Images

Good and evil are polar opposites. (See 2 Nephi 2:27.)

Our Choice

Coming up with ideas for Posters is one of the most challenging and rewarding things we do at the Church magazines.

That’s an experience we wanted to share with our readers. So last year we chose a picture that could have a variety of meanings and invited you to send your ideas. And you certainly did send them! Hundreds of responses from all over the world arrived by mail and e-mail. Often, similar ideas with nearly identical wording arrived on the same day from different continents, and it soon became obvious that we couldn’t just pick one winning entry.

About half a dozen themes turned up again and again:

  • Don’t turn your back (on family, friends, the Church).

  • Follow the prophet.

  • Dare to stand alone.

  • Repent—turn around and go in the right direction.

  • Choose the right.

  • Share the gospel with others.

In the end, we found that more of your responses had to do with making right choices than anything else. So that’s our choice.

And the winner is: everyone who participated. You took the time to ponder and to communicate with each other and with the Spirit to identify and share true principles. And that experience is what we wanted to share with you.