. Be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. . . . The elect of God usually do not look like the prosperous publisher of a magazine called Self or a book titled Winning through Intimidation. In that discussion about “rights” to which I referred, President Hafen wrote: Not understanding the depth of the commitment made [in a] marriage and perhaps influenced by a seductive talk about the ‘rights to self-fulfillment,’ many in today’s world who experience marital differences [simply] leave the scene of the conflict by either literally or figuratively divorcing themselves from the persons they view as the source of their frustrations. We will always need responsible, reputable, reasonable social critics who will help in mapping the terrain and marking the pitfalls. The ultimate result should be an improvement in public trust and confidence, not an erosion of it. Unfortunately, such preoccupation with self does face us in many locations on this globe. Of the innumerable accounts from his own life and teachings—and let your mind consider how often Christ taught the love of God and neighbor, those elements on which all the law and the prophets, and indeed the gospel of Jesus Christ, hang—let me recount in many of His own words what one writer has called the “Doctrine of the Cross” (see A. In the 1937 Disney classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the Evil Queen utters the famous line “Magic mirror, on the wall – who is the fairest one of all?”. In effect he says: “I am a King, and I expect one day to claim my kingdom; James and John are not mistaken in that respect. My goal this morning is to keep trying—keep moving forward, perhaps to take my rightful place with the rich flora and fauna of colorful Ethiopia. 281–91). ; a total liberation occurred from the moral heritage of Christian centuries, with their great reserves of mercy and sacrifice. All the glorified technological achievements of Progress, include the conquest of outer space, do not redeem the twentieth century’s moral poverty, which no one could imagine even as late as in the nineteenth century. That said, the following quiet dog breeds tend to bark less than others: 1. . The “palm-bearers in the celestial realms of glory” will be they who have passed through tribulation, and the princes of the kingdom will be those who have drunk most deeply of His cup of service and sacrifice. It is partly the misuse of authority in the past—imperial presidencies leading to imperial congresses and parliaments, greatly influenced by powerful business, labor, and racial factions. There are right movements [everywhere].” (Bruce C. Hafen, “Individual Liberty, Commitment, and Marriage,” Ensign, December 1978, p. Their mother, kneeling before the Savior, said urgently, “Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.” We cannot fault this mother in wishing such a noble station for her sons, except that she is asking the Lord himself to aid in matters of ambition and vanity, however worthy. Copyright © DNB Stories. . Beyond this, however, it is also a general feeling among the general public of being overwhelmed by the complexity of modern problems. . . was wounded for our transgressions [and] bruised for our iniquities” (Isaiah 53:24–25). I was there, folks, and it was not benign. . In fact, you will find that you need someone else even if you are young and rich. . But I will obtain my kingdom differently from the way secular princes get theirs. Leave Thy heavens and come down to our earth. By the mid-1960s, however, this luxury had become available to literally millions. Subsequently, however, all such limitations were discarded . What I am . According to Brother Robert Webb and a recently published Richter scale of Provo popularity, my talks on this campus rate somewhere just between the Haun’s Mill massacre and a terminal case of acne. I have concerns about our day—a major one of which I wish to discuss with you in some detail. I believe that for the most part our Founding Fathers (whose monumental revolution we again commemorated in the seventies, by the way) were endowed with such faith. I am certainly not speaking against self-worth. I think the national soul has not soured, but that people are generally unwilling to buy any more lemons. In the name of Jesus Christ. . The governing class were those whose birthright was to rule, and whose boast it was never to have been in a servile position. Leave Thy heavens and come down to our earth. [Tom Sawyer has grown up and there in the mirror stands Charles Manson.] There are a lot of reasons we misquote popular movie lines. . Taxation with representation was not a heck of a lot more fun than taxation without it. Having explained by contrast the great principles of the spiritual kingdom over those of mortal men, Jesus next enforced the doctrine by a reference to His one example. [Hafen, “Individual Liberty,” pp. As a result, they deprive themselves of the experiences necessary to permit the discovery of the meaning of love. The big fella with the raccoon coat? Should that ever be so, then, as Pogo Possum would say: “We have met the enemy and he is us.”. As Elder Hinckley suggests, we must have our concerns. Thus, they may never experience what it is to understand a situation from the perspective of another person or to subordinate their own needs to those of others. The misquote as it has appeared on several remakes and spinoffs has always been: “Mirror, mirror, on the wall – who’s the fairest of them all?”, But it might interest you to know that the real quote is actually: “Magic mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest one of all?“, Your email address will not be published. asking is that we turn from the negativism that so permeates our society and look for the remarkable good in the land and times in which we live, that we speak of one another’s virtues more than we speak of one another’s faults, that optimism replace pessimism, that our faith exceed our fears. . I simply believe that real improvement and worth and fulfillment are demonstrated to us in the life of the Master and not at the Esalen Institute. . . A recent column in the New York Times lamented these narrow commercial and social concerns that are dividing people and diverting them from the larger question of our common good. Protestations of love and freedom by the flower children of my college generation relapsed all too quickly into bloody rage and the enslavement of drugs and degeneracy.