Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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her way through the yielding wave, more conscious  than ever of the strength of her timbers, and the  experience and capabilities of her Captain, Pilot,  and Crew.
It is likewise very satisfactory to my mind,  that there has been such a good understanding between  you, and that the Saints have so cheerfully harkened  to council, and vied with each other in their labors  of love; and in the promotion of truth and right eousness; this is as it should be in the Church  of Jesus Christ. Unity is strength. “How [pleasant] it is  for bretheren to dwell together in unity &c”. Let  the Saints of the most high, ever cultivate this  principle, and the most glorious blessings must  result, not only to them individually but to the  whole church— The order of the kingdom will be  maintained— Its officers respected, and, its requir ements readily and cheerfully obeyed. Love is one  of the chief characteristicks of Diety, and ought to  be manifested by those who aspire to be the Sons  of God. A man filled with love of God, is  not content with blessing his family alone. but  ranges through the whole world anxious to bless the  whole human family. This has been your feelings  and caused you to forggo the pleasures of home,  that you might be a blessing to others, who are cand idates for immortality, but strangers to truth and  for so doing, I pray that heaven’s choicest blessings  may rest upon you.
Being requested to give my advice  respecting the propriety of your returning in the Spring.  And will do so willingly. I have reflected upon  the subject some time, and am of the opinion that  it would be wisdom in you to mak[e] preparations to  leave the scene of your labors in the Spring. Having  carried the testimony to that land, and numbers having  received it, consequently, the leaven can now spread,  without your being obliged to stay. Another thing  there has been some whisperings of the spirit; that [p. 191]
her way through the yielding wave, more conscious than ever of the strength of her timbers, and the experience and capabilities of her Captain, Pilot, and Crew.
It is likewise very satisfactory to my mind, that there has been such a good understanding between you, and that the Saints have so cheerfully harkened to council, and vied with each other in their labors of love; and in the promotion of truth and righteousness; this is as it should be in the Church of Jesus Christ. Unity is strength. “How [pleasant] it is for bretheren to dwell together in unity &c”. Let the Saints of the most high, ever cultivate this principle, and the most glorious blessings must result, not only to them individually but to the whole church— The order of the kingdom will be maintained— Its officers respected, and, its requirements readily and cheerfully obeyed. Love is one of the chief characteristicks of Diety, and ought to be manifested by those who aspire to be the Sons of God. A man filled with love of God, is not content with blessing his family alone. but ranges through the whole world anxious to bless the whole human family. This has been your feelings and caused you to forggo the pleasures of home, that you might be a blessing to others, who are candidates for immortality, but strangers to truth and for so doing, I pray that heaven’s choicest blessings may rest upon you.
Being requested to give my advice respecting the propriety of your returning in the Spring. And will do so willingly. I have reflected upon the subject some time, and am of the opinion that it would be wisdom in you to make preparations to leave the scene of your labors in the Spring. Having carried the testimony to that land, and numbers having received it, consequently, the leaven can now spread, without your being obliged to stay. Another thing there has been some whisperings of the spirit; that [p. 191]
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