“Beware of pride, lest ye become as the Nephites of old.” —Doctrine & Covenants 38:39
“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. The central feature of pride is enmity—enmity toward God and enmity toward our fellowmen.” —Ezra Taft Benson
This Day in LDS History
1846: Ezra T. Benson is ordained as an Apostle at Council Bluffs, Iowa, replacing John E. Page, who had apostatized.
1852: The first branch in Norway is organized in Osterrisor.
1988: A monument commemorating the Mormon Battalion is dedicated near Council Bluffs, Iowa; another monument honoring the Latter-day Saint pioneers who established Nebraska’s first community is dedicated in Florence, Nebraska.
1995: The International Olympic Committee votes to hold the 2002 winter games in Salt Lake City.