“No power or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue of the priesthood, only by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned.” —Doctrine & Covenants 121:41
“Building meaningful relationships requires us to go beyond the superficial. Superficial communication is full of small talk about schedules, the weather, and other minor issues, but it doesn’t include sharing the feelings, beliefs, goals, and concerns necessary to make more meaningful connections. Heavenly Father has modeled this more meaningful kind of communication by sharing His feelings and plans with His Son and with us through His prophets.” —Ministering Principles, August 2018 Ensign
This Day in LDS History
1870: Edward Stevenson rebaptizes Martin Harris, one of the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon.
1900: J. Willard Marriott, later a Church leader, international businessman, and founder of Marriott Hotels, is born in Ogden, Utah.
1978: The first episode of the TV series Battlestar Galactica, created, written, and produced by Church member Glen A. Larson, airs on ABC. The storyline of the series incorporates many LDS beliefs and doctrines.
1988: The BYU Folk Dancers perform at the opening ceremonies of the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea.