“I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.” – Luke 15:7
“Our theology does teach us, though, that we may be perfected by repeatedly and iteratively “relying wholly upon” the doctrine of Christ: exercising faith in Him, repenting, partaking of the sacrament to renew the covenants and blessings of baptism, and receiving the Holy Ghost as a constant companion to a greater degree. As we do so, we become more like Christ and are able to endure to the end, with all that that entails.In less formal terms, God cares a lot more about who we are and who we are becoming than about who we once were. He cares that we keep on trying.” – Dale G. Renlund
This Day in LDS History
1829: Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery purchase a large Bible from E.B. Grandin’s bookstore in Palmyra. The book will later be used as the source text for the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible.
1868: At a historic gathering in Salt Lake City, the entire First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles meet together for the first time in thirty-two years.
1928: M. Russell Ballard, later a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1961: The Chilean Mission is organized.