Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion. - Ezra Taft Benson
Friday, August 24, 2012
“We encourage you wherever you may live in the world to prepare for
adversity by looking to the condition of your finances. We urge you to
be modest in your expenditures; discipline yourselves in your purchases
to avoid debt. … If you have paid your debts and have a financial
reserve, even though it be small, you and your family will feel more
secure and enjoy greater peace in your hearts” (All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Finances).