“And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 2 Peter 1:7-8
“Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known. Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin
This Day in LDS History
1889: The Church sponsors a concert in the Tabernacle to raise money to help the victims of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood. This is one of the Church’s first major humanitarian efforts directed toward nonmembers.
1917: Joseph B. Wirthlin, later a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1966: Mark E Littman and Joel Izatt of the Human Planetarium assist Sydney E. King and V. Russell Capson in their efforts to place the stars in the heavens on a mural on the rotunda ceiling above where the Christus will be placed in the North Visitors’ Center on Temple Square. The stars are painted to appear as they would have on 6 April 1830, the day the Church was organized.
1996: President Gordon B. Hinckley breaks ground for the Madrid Spain Temple.