Friday, March 16, 2012

"The happiest, sweetest, tenderest homes are not those where there has been no sorrow, but those which have been overshadowed with grief, and where Christ's comfort was accepted. The very memory of the sorrow is a gentle benediction that broods over the house, like the silence that comes after prayer. There is a blessing sent from God in every burden of sorrow."
-J.R. Miller

"Thou art never at any time nearer to God than when under tribulation, which he permits for the purification and beautifying of the soul."

"Don't try to fight the sorrow you feel. The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life."

"If we look at mortality as a complete existence, then pain, sorrow, failure, and short life could be a calamity. But if we look upon the whole life as an eternal thing stretching far into the pre-mortal past and into the eternal post-death future, then all happenings may be in proper perspective and may fall into proper place."
-Spencer W. Kimball

"I could see in her and feel the presence of the Holy Ghost in her, and I realized now that his presence did not eradicate sorrow but, rather, mellowed it and calmed it and made it sweet. The spirit I saw in her (and that I now began to feel in me) was the same "welling up," the same full, warm presence that I felt in testimony meetings and in situations of great joy; a presence that always brought tears to the eyes rather than drying them away. I was suddenly aware that in the Sermon on the Mount, Christ said, "Blessed are they that mourn," and that it was to those who mourn that He promised comfort."