Monday, March 15, 2010
An interesting quote from yesterday's Gospel Doctrine:
"The ability to turn everything into something good appears to be a godly characteristic. Our Heavenly Father always seems able to do this. Everything, no matter how dire, becomes a victory to the Lord. Joseph, although a slave and wholly undeserving of this fate, nevertheless remained faithful to the Lord and continued to live the commandments and made something very good of his degrading circumstances. People like this cannot be defeated."
-- Hartman Rector, Jr. Oct 1972.
The context was a discussion of Joseph being sold into Egypt, then eventually thrown into prison. Bad things happen to good people, but good things happen in bad circumstances, as good people continue doing the best they can and not lose the faith or the will to keep keepin' on.
Though I don't equate my homosexuality with being a "dire" or "degrading" circumstance, I still see it as a challenge for a person in my situation. That said, I remain confident in the Plan and that someone has a hand in my life with a perspective and understanding and view much more vast that I have. That said, I remain confident also that good things can happen BECAUSE of this circumstance and situation, not despite it as I work to do the best I can.