“Contents,” New Era, Nov. 1972 New Era November 1972 Volume 2, Number 11 Contents Departments Feedback The Message: What Do You Want out of Life?Hugh B. Brown Q&A: Questions and AnswersLowell M. DurhamHerschel PedersonBen E. Lewis Mormonisms FYI: For Your Information A Puzzlement: Scriptural CrosticNaida Dickson Photo of the MonthPeter Firth Feature Articles Formalize Your Family FormsElizabeth L. Nichols Overcoming Our MistakesLowell L. Bennion John the Baptist Testimony of #450661 The Precarious Age of AquariusBjarne Christensen Be an OvercomerJon M. Taylor A Letter for SallyElaine McKay I Built My Own TelescopePaul Skousen Poetry and Fiction The Measure of a ManR. L. Cheney A Wild Goose StoryMichael D. Palmer UntitledSarah K. Jones John the Baptist Cover Note “… Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. … Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?” (Matt. 6:28–29, 31.) Like the lilies of the field, John the Baptist was clothed and fed by our Heavenly Father. He took no thought for himself but was a voice crying in the wilderness preparing the way for Jesus Christ. As a missionary he was provided with the basic necessities of life. He took no thought for raiment and was provided skins of animals for clothing. He took no thought for food but was provided honey and locusts for his sustenance. He took counsel from nature and was given the spiritual blessings to provide and prepare the way for the Savior.