“Behold, my son, I will write unto you again if I go not out soon against the Lamanites. Behold, the pride of this nation, or the people of the Nephites, hath proven their destruction except they should repent.” – Moroni 8:27
“Pride is a very misunderstood sin, and many are sinning in ignorance. Most of us think of pride as self-centeredness, conceit, boastfulness, arrogance, or haughtiness. All of these are elements of the sin, but the heart, or core, is still missing. Pride is essentially competitive in nature. We pit our will against God’s. When we direct our pride toward God, it is in the spirit of “my will and not thine be done.”” – Ezra Taft Benson
This Day in LDS History
1810: Dan Jones, later a friend of Joseph Smith and successful missionary in Wales, where he baptized some 2,000 converts, is born in Halkyn, Wales.
1899: Ezra Taft Benson, later a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and thirteenth President of the Church, is born in Whitney, Idaho.
1991: The renovated Smith Family Cemetery in Nauvoo, Illinois, is dedicated. The cemetery holds the graves of Joseph, Emma, and Hyrum Smith, as well as others. The dedication is performed under the joint direction of Elder M. Russell Ballard and President Wallace Smith, president of the RLDS Church.
Natalie is a graduate of Brigham Young Unversity, where she studied Communications and Editing. She is passionate about the Northern California coast, reading biographies, and the Oxford comma.