Behold, this I have given unto you as a parable, and it is even as I am. I say unto you, be one; and if ye are not one ye are not mine. —Doctrine and Covenants 38:27
To build unity we must avoid contention by controlling our own words as well as rumor, gossip, accusation, and criticism. The seven evils the Lord “hates” all seem to be associated with the failure to control our thoughts and words. —H. Aldridge Gillespie
This Day in LDS History
1846: U.S. President James K. Polk’s cabinet authorizes him to ask the Latter-day Saints to provide several hundred men in the war against Mexico. This was an important milestone on the road to enlisting the Mormon Battalion.
1864: Heber J. Grant is baptized in City Creek in Salt Lake City, the second of four future Presidents of the Church to be baptized in the same location.
1874: In one of the largest baptismal services among Native Americans in North America, William Lee and three other elders baptize one hundred Goshute Indians in Utah.