“For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.” – Mosiah 3:19
“Patience means accepting that which cannot be changed and facing it with courage, grace, and faith. Ultimately, patience means being ‘firm and steadfast, and immovable in keeping the commandments of the Lord’ [1 Nephi 2:10] every hour of every day, even when it is hard to do so.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
This Day in LDS History
1840: In England, Parley P. Pratt issues the first number of The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star, which would become the longest-running publication in the Church.
1850: A tornado demolishes the north wall and weakens the south and east walls of the abandoned Nauvoo Temple so that they must be torn down.
1893: The first branch in American Samoa is organized in Pago Pago.
1996: President Gordon B. Hinckley visits Shenzhen, China, becoming the first Church President to visit mainland China.