In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.—Deuteronomy 30:16
True love is the exact opposite of the present philosophy of selfishness which seems to permeate the world. Selfish interests color people’s dealings with each other and even color person-to-person contact within the family. True love is based on personal unselfishness, but our modern world does not seem to understand this. Modern man has lost his capacity to love. —Theodore M. Burton
This Day in LDS History
1903: Hundreds of Latter-day Saints gather to welcome U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt as he arrives in Salt Lake City.
1946: Five hundred former Saints, who had left the Church over a dispute regarding native leadership, spread flowers along the lane leading to the chapel in Tecako, Mexico, singing “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” as President George Albert Smith arrives. He addresses them and invites them back into the Church; around 1200 eventually return.
1999: Ground is broken for three new temples: The Louisville Kentucky, Adelaide Australia, and Veracruz Mexico Temples.