“Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men.” —Matthew 6:2
“To discipline ourselves through fasting brings us in tune with God, and fast day provides an occasion to set aside the temporal so that we might enjoy the higher qualities of the spiritual. As we fast on that day we learn and better understand the needs of those who are less fortunate.” —Howard W. Hunter
This Day in LDS History
1896: In a formal letter, the First Presidency announces that fast day will be moved from the first Thursday of each month to the first Sunday.
1903: The Church announces the purchase of Carthage Jail, the site of the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the Patriarch Hyrum Smith.
1985: President Spencer W. Kimball dies in Salt Lake City. He is ninety years old.