“Behold, a sower went forth to sow; and when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: and when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.” —Matthew 13:1-8
“The parable of the sower warns us of circumstances and attitudes that can keep anyone who has received the seed of the gospel message from bringing forth a goodly harvest.” —Dallin H. Oaks
This Day in LDS History
1822: Bathsheba Wilson (Smith), later the fourth general president of the Relief Society, is born near Shinnston, West Virginia.
1966: The Church is given permission to proselyte in Bermuda.
1984: Dallin H. Oaks is ordained as an Apostle, replacing the deceased Mark E. Petersen.