“Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.” – John 19:25-27
“Maternal love has to be divine. There is no other explanation for it. What mothers do is an essential element of Christ’s work. Knowing that should be enough to tell us the impact of such love will range between unbearable and transcendent, over and over again” – Jeffrey R. Holland
This Day in LDS History
1872: President George A. Smith of the First Presidency visits Versailles, France, and meets with M. Thiers, president of the French Republic.
1958: President David O. Mckay dedicates the Church College of Hawaii campus (later known as BYU-Hawaii), in Laie, Hawaii.
1989: The First converts in the countries of Estonia (eastern Europe) and Lesotho( southern Africa) are baptized.
2010: In preparation for a Christmas performance at the Provo Tabernacle, two incandescent lights were taken out of the ceiling and set on wooden boxes, which caught on fire. The alarm system turned out to be inadequate and warning signs were not heeded. The Provo Tabernacle burned down on this day, but would later turn from ashes to a temple.