140 years ago today - Oct 7, 1881

[Heber J. Grant]

Chas R Savage told me last Evening (as I was coming home from Maggie's I called at his store) to put it down that within one year I would be a member of the Twelve Apostles. I must confess there is no honor in this world that I consider half so great as to be an Apostle of God, and while it would fill my heart with joy that I can not possibly express to be considered by God as worthy [to] be one of his apostles, I must confess that my past life has not been such as to merit any such an honor. I have endeavored to live an honorable and a true life, that I have done many little things wrong I am free to confess'I think the greatest wrong of my life has been the neglect to study the works of our Father in heaven. I am comparatively speaking ignorant of the principles of truth

and the many things pertaining to the work of God on the Earth. ... I shall endeavor to do my duty from day to day and not think of aspiring to an apostleship, realizing that such an aspiration might lead me away from the truth'One thing I am thankful to my Heavenly Father for & that is that such a man as C. R. Savage should consider me worthy to be an apostle & with our Father's assistance I shall endeavor to always merit Bro Savages good opinion as well as that of all good men.

[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]

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