"Every generation has noble, charitable, faithful, holy women. Although few of these women are well known to history, they are all well known to God, which is all that ultimately matters.
"As Eliza R. Snow put it, 'There are many of the sisters whose labors are not known beyond their own dwellings and perhaps not appreciated there, but what difference does that make? If your labors are acceptable to God, however simple the duties, if faithfully performed, you should never be discouraged.'
"Each of us in our own small or large spheres has the opportunity to add our stories to the pages of the history of Relief Society. It is now our turn, as Joseph Smith urged, 'to live up to our privileges.'"
“To be sure we have trials; but what are they? I want to ask my sisters now a serious question.
"When you are filled with the Spirit of God, and the Holy Ghost rests upon you—that comforter which Jesus promised and which takes of the things of God and gives them to us, and shows us things to come, and brings all things to our remembrance—when you are filled with this Spirit, do you have any trials?
"I do not think you do. For that [Spirit] satisfies and fills up every longing of the human heart.... When I am filled with that Spirit my soul is satisfied, and I can say in good earnest, that the trifling things of the day do not seem to stand in my way at all.
"But just let me lose my hold of that spirit and power of the Gospel and partake of the spirit of the world, in the slightest degree, and trouble comes; there is something wrong. I am tried, and what will comfort me? You cannot impart comfort to me . . . but that which comes from the Fountain above.
"And is it not our privilege to so live that we can have this constantly flowing into our souls?"
~Eliza R. Snow
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