Monday, June 1, 2009

all is well that ends well

“To think of enduring to the end as ‘hanging in there,’ doing one’s duty relentlessly, is not inaccurate. Yet enduring to the end is more than outlasting and surviving, though it includes those qualities.

We are called upon, as was the Prophet Joseph, to ‘endure it well,’ gracefully, not grudgingly. (D&C 121:8.)

We are also told that we must ‘endure in faith.’ (D&C 101:35.) These dimensions of enduring are important to note. Likewise, we are asked to endure ‘valiantly.’ (D&C 121:29.)”

- Neal A. Maxwell, “Wherefore, Ye Must Press Forward,” p. 109


Andrea said...

Great quote.

LeShel said...

I remember talking to this brilliant woman once and she mentioned that sometimes enduring to the end also means letting go and allowing ourselves to fall into His arms.

CaJoh said...

How often we forget these things when we are enduring ourselves. Thank you for the wonderful quote.

KC Mom said...

Ah yes...enduring to the end. I think I needed to be born with more patience for that!!

in time out said...

I think I needed to be born with it tattooed to my forehead....yikes.

Thanks everyone...hang in there with me....I have a really FUNNY post, which you have probably all see but need as much as I do....for tomorrow...

happy Tuesday!!!

on marriage

'Will you, um, marry me?' I haven't seen you in weeks! You don't look happy or excited about the prospect of our marriage! You're asking me to give up my - my freedom, my joie de vivre for an institution that fails as often as it succeeds? And why should I marry you anyway? I mean, why do you wanna marry me? Besides some bourgeois desire to fulfill an ideal that society embeds in us from an early age to promote a consumer capitalist agenda?