I think it is fitting that Joseph Smith's birthday is right around Christmas. This snippet is only part of a longer quote and a beautiful message of important instruction. I think of this part of the quote when I think of autism and it's challenges. It reminds me of the little light that my son has always had in his eyes, even when his condition was at its most challenging states. I am so glad for the chance to help his mind grow and to see his little light shine.
“We consider that God has created man with a mind capable of instruction, and
a faculty which may be enlarged in proportion to the heed and diligence given to
the light communicated from heaven to the intellect...."