Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Harold B. Lee's Quote on America

"Men may fail in this country, earthquakes may come, seas may heave
beyond their bounds, there may be great drought, disaster, and 
hardship, but this nation, founded on principles laid down by men whom 
God raised up, will never fail.  This is the cradle of humanity, where 
life on this earth began in the Garden of Eden.  This is the place of 
the new Jerusalem.  This is the place that the Lord said is favored 
above all other nations in all the world.  This is the place where the 
Savior will come to His temple.  This is the favored land in all the 
world.  Yes, I repeat, men may fail, but this nation won't fail. I 
have faith in America; you and I must have faith in America, if we 
understand the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  We are living 
in a day when we must pay heed to these challenges.
I plead with you not to preach pessimism.  Preach that this is the 
greatest country in all the world. This is the favored land.  This is 
the land of our forefathers.  It is the nation that will stand despite 
whatever trials or crises it may yet have to pass through." 

(Ye Are the Light of the World, p350-51)

Shout out to Grammy! She emailed this to me and I really like it.

P.S. Since David Archuleta came to BYU last week and I had never really listened to any of his songs...I looked him up and discovered that I love the song "My Kind of Perfect" and "Glorious." You should check those out. 

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