Why the Smith Family has Reunions

Life of Joseph F. Smith, (Deseret Book, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1938), 27.

“Wherefore, my dear children, I pray, beseech, and adjure you by all the relations and dearness that hath ever been betwixt us and by the heart-rending pangs of a dying father whose soul hath been ever bound in the bundle of life with your, that you know one another. Visit as you may each other. Comfort, counsel, relieve, succor, help and admonish one another; and, while your mother lives, meet her, if possible, once every year. When she is dead, pitch on some other place, if it may be your elder brother’s house; or if you cannot meet, send to and hear from each other yearly and oftener if you can; and when you have neither father or mother left, be so many fathers and mothers to each other, so you shall understand the blessings mentioned in the 133rd Psalm.”

Asael Smith

Psalm 133

David says, It is pleasant for brethren to dwell together in unity!
A Song of degrees of David.

1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;

3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.