175 years ago today - Aug 3, 1845

[Brigham Young]
Well, it is no matter what day we observe or rest upon, if we rest the seventh part of the time. I don't remember that I have lived a Sabbath but I broke it; if we kindle a fire, we break it; if we prepare our victuals, we break it, if we eat, we break it. The fact is, in order to keep the Sabbath we must lie in bed all day and scarcely breathe. I take everything in life as it comes. I live for my friends and will seek to do everything in my power to heal them when they are sick, that is good to nourish and sustain their sinking nature. And if I could not heal them and they must die. ...

[Sermons and Writings of the Restoration. 4 Vols. Ogden Kraut, ed. Pioneer Press, 1994. 1:67-79; Manuscript. f 219, 81, quoted in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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