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For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads. —Doctrine and Covenants 25:12
It was required, indeed it was central to the significance of the Atonement, that this perfect Son who had never spoken ill nor done wrong nor touched an unclean thing had to know how the rest of humankind–us, all of us–would feel when we did commit such sins. For His Atonement to be infinite and eternal, He had to feel what it was like to die not only physically but spiritually, to sense what it was like to have the divine Spirit withdraw, leaving one feeling totally, abjectly, hopelessly alone. —Jeffrey R. Holland
This Day in LDS History
1858: President Brigham Young supervises the evacuation of the northern Utah settlements as the United States Army, led by Albert Sidney Johnston, prepares to enter the territory during the “Utah War.”
1912: In an effort to prevent the transmission of germs, Church leaders encourage local congregations to use individual sacrament cups instead of the “common cup.”
1953: The first converts in Honduras are baptized.