yourLDSneighborhood News for Wednesday, 11 January, 2012
The Thinning of the Veil
by Heather Moore
Elder Robert Hales made it clear that none of us are alone in our trials. Even the Savior had an angel to strengthen Him, and so do we. Our angels might come in the form of a family member, a friend, a nurse or a doctor, or even heavenly beings as the veil becomes thinner. It’s important to understand that while the Lord may not take away our trials during our earthly life, we can lean on Him for comfort and peace. We become purified and ready to gain exaltation.
Sometimes it’s hard to see the Lord’s hand in our trials. How can we come to peace in ourselves–or as we see the suffering of others–with the concept, as Elder Hales says, that “constant, intense pain is a great consecrating purifier that humbles us and draws us closer to God’s Spirit”? Leave a comment.
Do you wonder what the purpose of your trials is? Even when we don’t understand the “whys” of our suffering, the scriptures tell us that “whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth.” Your trial may be the very thing that enables you to be who you have the potential to become, the person you were always meant to be.
I have really been experiencing a refiner’s fire lately, and as I have been turning to the Lord for strength, and practicing charity, I have been learning that these trials are the Lord’s way of perfecting me and purifying me. For what? Maybe nothing other than to live with Him again someday. But as I look to the Lord for strength in my trials, and as I learn to forgive and love, I am feeling myself grow and develop in ways I didn’t even know I need to grow.
Read more at My Soul Delighteth.
How do you keep an eternal perspective during your most difficult times? Leave a comment.
When someone dies, their family is flooded with meals and flowers. But when a couple divorces, people can turn away out of discomfort because they don’t know what to say. If you’ve gone through a divorce, what did others do to help–or hinder–your healing? How can all of us better mourn with those who mourn and comfort those who need comfort?
From the blog Segullah, Marintha contemplates the divorce of a fellow sister, Kellie George. Kellie writes:
The Coffin lies before me, rude and glossy and solemn. It’s smaller than I thought it would be. It should be much large for what it holds—nearly thirteen years of memories. And my heart. Our dreams, unmet. And my life as it was, before. Who is going to carry it? Can it be lifted? Can it be borne? (more…)
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yourLDSneighborhood News for Friday, 30 September, 2011
Expanding our Minds
by Heather Moore
Have you found that the Gospel brings you inner peace?
Can we learn from the Savior and be more compassionate and understanding of others, as He was?
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