Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Seared Conscience . . . Really, What Did he Expect?

Governor Ford’s greatest fear is what people would think of him in future generations after his failed promise of protection to the Prophet Joseph Smith in Carthage Jail. Who did Governor Ford say people may link him to?

A)                 King Noah or Cain

B)                 Ramses, Pharaoh of Egypt at the time of Moses

C)                 Herod or Pilate

D)                 King Henry VIII


Yesterday’s answer:

(A) “My important work”

Engaging in activities such as snowball fights, pulling sticks, fishing, and playing ball, Joseph often interrupted what Jesse W. Crosby, an acquaintance of the Prophet, called his “important work” to spend time with children and help around the home. “Some of the home habits of the Prophet-building kitchen fires, carrying out ashes, carrying in wood and water, assisting in the care of the children,” wrote Crosby in disgust, “were not in accord with my idea of a great man’s self-respect.”

Susan Easton Black, They Knew the Prophet (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1998), 1.

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