Saturday, August 21, 2010

Trials

In studying for a Sunday School lesson, I found this quote about the purpose of trials. I hope my rough spots are smoothing out. What do you think?

The Prophet Joseph Smith said: “I am like a huge, rough stone rolling down from a high mountain; and the only polishing I get is when some corner gets rubbed off by coming in contact with something else, … knocking off a corner here and a corner there. Thus I will become a smooth and polished shaft in the quiver of the Almighty” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, sel. Joseph Fielding Smith [1976], 304).
Can you relate?

3 comments:

Becky said...

Wow. Like that quote.

Rachel Teran said...

Beautiful.

serra said...

can't quite relate like you, but I was watching the movie about Emma and her life as the wife of Joseph, and was quite humbled. She lost so many children and endured many trials. I am sure she was beyond polished! It was a good reminder that my life is really a piece of chocolate cake!