“Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother.” —Zechariah 7:9
“Compassion was a driving force in the Savior’s ministry. His compassion for His fellow man caused Him to reach out to those around Him on countless occasions. Discerning people’s needs and desires, He could bless them and teach them in ways that mattered most to them. The Savior’s desire to lift us above our distress led to the ultimate act of compassion: His Atonement for the sins and suffering of humankind.” —July 2018 Ensign, Ministering Principles
This Day in LDS History
1870: Martin Harris, one of the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, arrives in Salt Lake City at the age of 88, after having been separated from the Church for nearly 33 years.
1987: Elder Marvin J. Ashton dedicates the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) for the preaching of the gospel.
1992: Elder Neal A. Maxwell organizes the Orlando Florida South Stake, the Church’s 1900th stake, with Carl E. Reynolds Jr. as president.
1994: The First Presidency issues a statement reaffirming the Lord’s blessings to families that hold family home evenings.