The Body of a Man
To stress the importance of proper respect, treatment, and control of the body as a vital aspect of teachers in the Aaronic Priesthood becoming mature and principled men.
Joseph Smith was not what most people of his day expected a prophet should be. He was a powerful man and a remarkable athlete. There are numerous accounts of his physical prowess and courage. He is known to have bested the top wrestlers of the frontier. While in Ramus, Illinois, he recorded in his journal, “I wrestled with William Wall, the most expert wrestler in Ramus, and threw him.”