175 years of 'Something Extraordinary': Deseret News celebrates the anniversary of the Relief Society

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  • moresureword Maple Grove, MN
    March 21, 2017 12:01 p.m.

    bass679, you "assume [I'm] referring to everything after verse 31" in Matthew 25. You are correct.

    You claim that the Relief Society is "doing pretty well," and that '[t]he job of helping those in need is never done but that doesn't mean that good work hasn't been done."

    I agree with you that the job of helping those in need is never done, until the poor are provided with the basics for human survival. I also believe, as I think you do, that "good work" by the Relief Society has been done.

    However, I am referring to what it takes to be found on the Right Hand of Christ at the Last Day, as made clear by the Savior in Matthew 25. The Relief Society has failed this test.

  • bass679 Novi, MI
    March 20, 2017 11:37 a.m.

    @Moresureoword
    So I assume you're referring to everything after verse 31? While there is always more work to do, having personally been on the receiving end of the service of Relief Societies, I think they're doing pretty well. The job of helping those in need is never done but that doesn't mean that good work hasn't been done.

  • moresureword Maple Grove, MN
    March 18, 2017 7:16 a.m.

    "The women who have served the Lord through this organization have indeed done something extraordinary, and the 175th anniversary calls for a recollection of some of the inspired words, works and wonders of this incredible society."

    The Prophet Joseph Smith's wife, Emma, served as the first President of the Relief Society. It was established for the purpose of feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, caring for the sick and afflicted, and ensuring that the saints had an education.

    Since its organization, however, it has failed in its mission to do all that is necessary to be found on the Right Hand of Christ at the Last Day. (See Matt. 25.)

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    March 17, 2017 11:09 p.m.

    If women led the world we wouldn't have wars. They would be busy making sure children were cared for, educated, had health care, and had opportunity to grow up.

  • water rocket Magna, UT
    March 17, 2017 4:56 p.m.

    I for one, think the Relief Society organization is an incredible organization whose mission is needed more than ever before. And to think that this organization predates an woman's rights movements, and is bigger and stronger than ever before. It really is too bad that there many good works go so unnoticed. I suppose that the only way today's media actually take notice of women is when they are doing something untraditional? I LOVE this organization, and all the behind-the-scenes work they do. God bless them, one and all!