Tuesday, January 26, 2010

But a Small Moment

No matter the burdens we face in life as a consequence of natural conditions, the misconduct of others, or our own mistakes and shortcomings, we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father, who sent us to earth as part of His eternal plan for our growth and progress. Our unique individual experiences can help us prepare to return to Him. The adversity and afflictions that are ours, however difficult to bear, last, from heaven’s perspective, for ‘but a small moment; and then, if [we] endure it well, God shall exalt [us] on high.’ We must do everything we can to bear our burdens ‘well’ for however long our ‘small moment’ carrying them lasts.

L. Whitney Clayton, “That Your Burdens May Be Light,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 13

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