Wherefore, be faithful; . . . succor the weak, lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees. – D&C 81:5
"Unaltered is the divine command to succor the weak and lift up the hands which hang down and strengthen the feeble knees," then-Elder Thomas S. Monson of the Quorum of the Twelve said during the October 1971 general conference. "Each of us has the charge to be not a doubter, but a doer; not a leaner, but a lifter. But our complacency tree has many branches, and each spring more buds come into bloom. Often we live side by side but do not communicate heart to heart. There are those within the sphere of our own influence who, with outstretched hands, cry out: `Is there no balm in Gilead . . . ?' (Jer. 8:22.) Each of us must answer.' "Elder Monson then quoted "A Creed" by Edwin Markham:
" `There is a destiny that makes us brothers;
None goes his way alone;
All that we send into the lives of others
Comes back into our own.' "