And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. —Isaiah 58:11
We grow in two ways–removing negative weeds and cultivating positive flowers. The Savior’s grace blesses both parts–if we do our part. First and repeatedly we must uproot the weeds of sin and bad choices. It isn’t enough just to mow the weeds. Yank them out by the roots, repenting fully to satisfy the conditions of mercy. —Bruce C. Hafen
This Day in LDS History
1833: Joseph Smith writes a letter to Jared Carter wherein he teaches that “it is contrary…for any member of the Church to receive instruction for those in authority, higher than themselves.”
1953: Elder Ezra Taft Benson, the U.S. secretary of agriculture, appears on the cover of Time magazine, which highlights his national and international influences as a member of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s cabinet.
1999: The Salt Lake City Council approves a plan to build a pedestrian plaza connecting to the Church offices grounds to Temple Square.