Excerpt from an address by Dallin H. Oaks in the ‘Be One’ celebration, June 1, 2018 : 1

“I observed the pain and frustration experienced by those who suffered these restrictions and those who criticized them and sought for reasons. I studied the reasons then being given and could not feel confirmation of the truth of any of them. As part of my prayerful study, I learned that, in general, the Lord rarely gives reasons for the commandments and directions He gives to His servants. I determined to be loyal to our prophetic leaders and to pray — as promised from the beginning of these restrictions — that the day would come when all would enjoy the blessings of priesthood and temple.”

Quote attributed to H.L. Mencken

“Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told. Obedience is doing what is told regardless of what is right.”


1 ‘President Oaks Remarks at Worldwide Priesthood Celebration’, Mormon Newsroom – https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/president-oaks-remarks-worldwide-priesthood-celebration