Harold B. Lee: Do Not Preach Pessimism

“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 place that the Lord said is favored above all.  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, p. 350-351)

Harold B. Lee, 11th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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