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    When to Stay Home from Church

    Latter-day Saints can feel so invested in their congregations and callings that Church magazines have sometimes been in the counter-intuitive position of encouraging members to recognize when not to come to Church. “It is not neglecting one’s duty to stay away from others when one has an infectious illness,” an article in the August 1989 Liahona emphasized. “Rather, it is a kindness.”


    Glen C. Griffin, “When to Stay Home from Church,” Tambuli, Aug. 1989, 14
    (The title Tambuli was later changed to Liahona.)