“No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” – Luke 16:13
“The moment you have a self at all, there is a possibility of putting yourself first – wanting to be the centre – wanting to be God, in fact. That was the sin of Satan: and that was the sin he taught the human race… What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they ‘could be like Gods’ – could set up on their own as if they had created themselves – be their own masters – invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God. And out of that hopeless attempt has come…the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” – C.S. Lewis
This Day in LDS History
1854 Colonel Edward Steptoe and other prominent non-Mormons in Utah draw up and sign a petition asking U.S. president Franklin Pierce to retain Brigham Young as governor of the territory of Utah. Steptoe had been sent by Pierce to replace Brigham as governor, but he refused to do so when he saw how well the territory was being run.
1884 The Turkish Mission is organized.
1973 Spencer W. Kimball is ordained and set apart as the twelfth President of the Church, with N. Eldon Tanner and Marion G. Romney as Counselors.