“Contents,” Ensign, Jan. 1991, 1EnsignJanuary 1991Volume 21 Number 1ContentsSpecial FeaturesFirst Presidency Message: “Strengthen Thy Stakes”President Ezra Taft BensonThe Eternal Ministry of ChristKent P. JacksonMary, His MotherSusan Easton Black“There Is Not a Greater Prophet”: The Ministry of John the BaptistRobert J. MatthewsThe Beatitudes—Pathway to the SaviorS. Michael WilcoxLearning to Love the New TestamentJoan B. GobleOur Family’s Tape-Recorded New TestamentCarole Garfield Seegmiller“When All Have Spoken”Brent A. BarlowThe Life of Christ: Painted by Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834–90)Of the House of IsraelDaniel H. LudlowReturn to the Honeymoon PlaceDavid K. WhitmerWhy Aren’t I Happy?Jeffrey C. JacobRegular FeaturesMormon JournalThe Empty Chair LouDeene S. BarlockerPrayer and Popcorn Mary RallsA Light in the Blizzard Glenn Thomas“Thy Will Be Done” Maxine CrossleyResearch and PerspectivesMore Valuable Than GoldSecrets Woven in the Past LaRene GauntPortraitsDick Rozier: Ultra-fit at SixtyTerri Harb: Her Cycle of Care Lila HansenHarold J. Hughes: The Law of the LetterRandom SamplerGetting into the (Wheat) Grind“Dear Angela” (Corresponding with My Journal) Susan C. EliasonThe Visiting Teacher: The Mission of Relief SocietyThe Relief Society General PresidencyNews of the ChurchOn the cover: Detail of The Twelve-Year-Old Jesus in the Temple, by Carl Heinrich Bloch (front); detail of Christ and the Samaritan Woman, by Carl Heinrich Bloch (back). Originals at the chapel of Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark. Used by permission of the Frederiksborg Museum.Inside front cover: Brigham Young Home, Nauvoo, by Al Rounds, 22″ by 30″, watercolor, 1979. Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Al Rounds.Inside back cover: The Reapers, by Marilee Campbell, pastel, 1979. “Our gracious Father, we remember vividly the commands of thy Son to ‘Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature’ (Mark 16:15). Our Father, our efforts to fulfill this command seem small and infantile, not wholly rewarding. Give us, we pray, hearts of determination, that we, thy people, may make such sacrifices as are necessary; that our sons may live righteously through their growing years and strive for spiritual excellence to be worthy to take the gospel to the nations of the world.”—President Spencer W. Kimball (from the Washington Temple dedicatory prayer, given 19 November 1974).