Sunday, February 4, 2007

The "P" Word = Ponder

Our Sunday Gospel Doctrine Teacher, Kay, is an amazing woman. She's someone to really look up to. Ponder is her favorite word. She challenges us to ponder on specific topics weekly. Then today, I found out a friend of mine is going through some serious struggles now. This quote was read in Relief Society today, I've heard it before, and it's brought comfort and peace to me, but I wonder if my friend has. I hope you find it as comforting as I do.

"No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God... and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven." (Orson F. Whitney, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

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