Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. —Luke 6:36
Compassion means to feel love and mercy toward another person. It means to have sympathy and desire to relieve the suffering of others. It means to show kindness and tenderness toward another. —Barbara Thompson
This Day in LDS History
1778: John Tanner, later a friend of Joseph Smith and Church financial benefactor, is born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island.
1840: Joseph Smith preaches the funeral sermon of Seymour Brunson. During the course of his remarks the Prophet reveals for the first time the doctrine of baptism for the dead.
1987: The First Presidency announces the renaming of the Church Genealogical Department as the Family History Department.
1992: President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency dedicates three monuments to the pioneers of the Willie and Martin handcart companies near South Pass, Wyoming.