QUOTE: “I would not be afraid to promise a man who is sixty years of age, if he will take the counsel of brother Brigham and his brethren, that he will renew his age. I have noticed that a man who has but one wife, and is inclined to that doctrine, soon begins to wither and dry up, while a man who goes into plurality looks fresh, young, and sprightly. Why is this? Because God loves that man, and because he honors His work and word. Some of you may not believe this; but I not only believe it—I also know it. For a man of God to be confined to one woman is small business; for it is as much as we can do now to keep up under the burdens we have to carry; and I do not know what we should do if we had only one wife apiece.” –Heber C. Kimball, 6 April 1857. Journal of Discourses, vol. 5, p. 22. [source]
COMMENTARY: I love reading the words of modern prophets. They always fill me with so much gratitude and appreciation for God’s perfect plan and how I fit into it. Knowing God’s will for me in this life and the joys awaiting me in the next gives me determination to endure to the end. I’m confident as you study the words of his prophets you’ll come to the same realization. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.