“As long as I can remember, we have been taught to prepare for the future and to obtain a year’s supply of necessities. I would guess that the years of plenty have almost universally caused us to set aside this counsel. I believe the time to disregard this counsel is over. With events in the world today, it must be considered with all seriousness.”
-L. Tom Perry, ‘If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear,’ Ensign, Nov 1995, 35
*ahem. cough cough* Uh… just one comment from me on this. Note the date of the talk. For those of you who have been feeling the urgency to get prepared, I imagine this might be why.