And the Lord said unto them also: Go forth among the Lamanites, thy brethren, and establish my word; yet ye shall be patient in long-suffering and afflictions, that ye may show forth good examples unto them in me, and I will make an instrument of thee in my hands unto the salvation of many souls.—Alma 17:11
To be a good example of a principle, we must not only understand it but we must live that principle. It should become such a part of our everyday living that without consciously thinking about it, the principle is reflected in the way we live.—Ruth B. Wright
This Day in Church History
1836: In a meeting of the Twelve Apostles in Kirtland, Joseph Smith announces that ‘the twelve are not subject to any other than the Frist Presidency… Where I am not, there is no First Presidency over the Twelve.’
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.