Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.—Isaiah 1:18
You can change! You can be anything you want to be in righteousness. If there is one lament I cannot abide, it is the poor, withered cry, “Well, that’s just the way that I am.” I’ve heard it from too many people who want to sin and call it psychology. You can change anything you want to change, and you can do it very fast. Another satanic sucker punch is that it takes years and years and eons and eons to repent. That’s just not true. It takes exactly as long to repent as it takes you to say, “I’ll change” and mean it. Of course, there will be problems to work out and restitutions to make… But change, growth, renewal, and repentance can come to you as instantaneously as for Alma. —Jeffrey R. Holland
This Day in LDS History
1817: Richard Ballantyne, later the founder of the LDS Sunday School program, is born in Whitridgebog, Roxburghshire, Scotland.
1883: The first permanent branch of the Church among the Maori people in New Zealand is organized at Papawai.
1923: President Heber J Grant dedicates the Cardston Alberta Temple after years of delay caused by World War I and economic setback in western Canada.
1962: The Glasgow Stake, the first stake in Scotland, is organized, with Archibald R. Richardson as president.