“And now behold, I say unto you, my brethren, if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now?” – Alma 5:26
“The gospel of Jesus Christ challenges us to change. “Repent” is its most frequent message, and repenting means giving up all of our practices—personal, family, ethnic, and national—that are contrary to the commandments of God. The purpose of the gospel is to transform common creatures into celestial citizens, and that requires change.” – Dallin H. Oaks
This Day in LDS History
1920 The Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution goes into effect, prohibiting the manufacture, production, and sale of alcohol. President Heber J. Grant, a fervent supporter of the amendment, believes it is divinely mandated because it outlaws items forbidden by the Word of Wisdom.
1981 President Jimmy Carter awards the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom to Esther W. Eggertsen Peterson, a national consumer rights advocate and consumer affairs advisor to President Lyndon B. Johnson. She is the first Latter-day Saint to be so honored.