K. Douglas Bassett
(Alma 18:10-11; 21:19; 22:3; Matt. 23:11; Discourses of Wilford Woodruff, pp. 123-124; refer in this text to Mosiah 2:16-17)
(In a letter to Brother Edward Hunter, under date of January 5, 1842, the Prophet shows his humility and the love of his heart in these words): “The store has been filled to overflowing and I have stood behind the counter all day, distributing goods as steadily as any clerk you ever saw, to oblige those who were compelled to go without their Christmas and New Year’s dinners for the want of a little sugar, molasses, raisins, etc.; and to please myself also, for I love to wait upon the Saints and to be a servant to all, hoping that I may be exalted in the due time of the Lord.” (Joseph Smith, Life of Joseph Smith, Cannon, p. 386)

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