Saturday, January 19, 2013
Posted by Shawnie Cannon
Just got back from watching this film with my husband Joel.
It was well worth our time - which few movies seem to be anymore.
Between this movie and the book about the handcart pioneers (last post) it struck me....
Suffering and true sorrow seem to turn out more significant, substantive human beings. There's a depth and a strength which doesn't come in any other way I'm aware of.
Survivors who choose to lighten their hearts and love after the worst ordeals have also turned out to be the most lovable humans I know.
We despise sore trials, we go out of our way to avoid them - so isn't it ironic they have the capacity to elevate us?
Well, not all of us. Bitterness ruins the prize of survivorship. That coupled with indignation and martyrdom make the least lovable humans I know.
Two ways to react, and only one of them gives us wings.
Neal A. Maxwell summed it up beautifully (like always) when he said:
"Suffering is the sweat of salvation."
Even though I would never wish them on you...God bless you in your trials!
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