Joseph Smith Hero

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How is someone a hero? The definition of a hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, great/brave acts, or noble qualities. Joseph Smith was a hero. He did all of the thing that are listed. Some people hated him and thought that what he did or saw wasn’t true. However, it’s what the works he did, and all his faith in his testimony that made him one. One characteristic that heroes have is courage. Joseph Smith had moral courage. When he was doing service and doing the works of the lord he, he had reasons to be fearful. Many people would gather in mobs and try to hurt him and his family. On the lds.org website there is a story of Joseph having moral courage. One winter night a group of men, who believed…show more content…
Even though some people may have not liked him and said/did mean and awful things to him, he was still a role model and kind to all. In the Liahona magazine, there is an article called “Joseph Smith, Prophet of Kindness”, By Kenneth W. Godfrey. With different stories of Joseph being a kind man. Like in 1841, the Walker family consisting of father, John Walker, the mother, Lydia Adams Holmes Walker, and their ten children, moved to Nauvoo. They were very poor, and they had arrived in the Mormon capital filled with hope and expectation. Staying with their father’s brother they were introduced to Joseph Smith that first evening. Summer brought sickness and fever into the Walker home, and left Sister Walker in a helpless condition. Joseph, upon hearing of her delicate health, came with Emma and took this good sister into his own home believing that the change might lead to an improvement in her health. Not content to be away from her children for very long, the still ill Lydia persuaded the Smiths to return her to her home. Placing the bed in a sleigh, covering her with blankets, because now winter had come, she was carefully taken there; and calling her children together, exhorted them never to depart from the truth and to so live that she might meet them “in the world where there will be no more suffering, no…show more content…
He told Brother Walker that unless he went away for a rest he would join his wife and then said, “You have just such a family as I could love. My house shall be their home, for the present, I would advise you to sell your home, place your children with kind friends, and the four eldest shall come to my house and be treated as my own children. And if I find the little ones not content, or not treated right I will bring them home and keep them until you return.” This was done and Lucy records that frequently the Prophet would loan them his carriage so that they could go visit their brothers and sisters now living in other parts of the city. Then Lydia, just eight years old, got brain fever. Fearing for her life and true to his promise, the Prophet took her into his home where he prayed for her recovery, nursed her as one of his own, only to see her linger a few days and then join her mother in the spirit world. Emma and Joseph accompanied the children as the body of little Lydia was taken to its final resting place. One by one all the remaining children found their way into the Prophet’s home where they remained until he, too, was taken by death. Then their father returned in good health and in due time they accompanied him across the plains. They would never forget the kindness, love and genuine concern Joseph and Emma had shown their family. The kindness and good works that he did for other people is what made him a
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