And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities. —Alma 7:12
There was something in the Savior’s descent that made possible man’s ascent. —Tad R. Callister
This Day in LDS History
1867: The Deseret telegraph line opens in St. George, Utah, Connecting the Saints in southern Utah with Church headquarters in Salt Lake City.
1887: C. Meyer Zulick, governor of Arizona, signs into law a bill repealing the anti-Mormon ‘test oath’ in Arizona, which had barred man Arizona Saints from voting by requiring voters to swear they did not believe in or practice polygamy.
1959: BYU studies begin publishing faith-promoting works of LDS scholarship, including articles, essays, and poetry on a variety of subjects.
1998: The First Presidency renews the call for all Church members to be active in volunteer service and political, governmental, and community leadership.