“Our stand for freedom is a most basic part of our religion; this stand helped get us to this earth, and our reaction to freedom in this life will have eternal consequences. Man has many duties, but he has no excuse that can compensate for his loss of liberty.” (Ezra Taft Benson, General Conference Talk – October 1966. Protecting Freedom – Our Immediate Responsibility)
Lesson number one for the establishment of Zion in the 21st century: You never "check your religion at the door." Not ever. My young friends, that kind of discipleship cannot be—it isn't discipleship at all.
the orderlies have a very hard life--and no glory.
I am for permanent duty on No--Ambulance Train (equipped) which goes up to the Front, to the nearest point on the rail to the fighting line. Did you ever know such luck?
It is absolutely maddening sitting here with no work yet, when there must be so much to be done.
The men looked what they were, British to the bone; no one could take them for any other nation a mile off. Clean, straight, thin, sunburnt, clear-eyes, all at their Active Service best, no pallid rolls of fat on their faces like the French.
they were afraid of V.A.D.s getting to know too much. In fact they used to say we were there to be useful and not to be taught things, which seems rather a contradictory point of view.
some of us were ready to confront danger and suffer martyrdom to the limit of endurance.
"First the Matron comes round, then the house-doctor and then the visiting doctor. They all address you with fatuous, condescending remarks, to which you are expected to make a bright reply."
"Nothing-beyond sheer necessity-would induce me to stop doing what I am doing now, and I should never respect myself gain if I allowed a few slight physical hardships to make me give up what is the finest work any girl can do now."