Saturday, March 27, 2010

there is a God, and this too shall pass.

edited to add: lest you think there is some ginormous tragedy going on, there isn't. just a whole lot of life and whole lot of frustration and a whole lot of feeling like things aren't fair.  it's okay.  that's the way it is. but sometimes, you need to remember that opposition is the PURPOSE, not some sort of negative punishment, and this helps me do just that. 

2 Nephi 2: 11-13:

For it must needs be, that there is an aopposition in all things. If not so, my first-born in the wilderness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility.

Wherefore, it must needs have been created for a thing of naught; wherefore there would have been no apurpose in the end of its creation. Wherefore, this thing must needs destroy the wisdom of God and his eternal purposes, and also the power, and the mercy, and the bjustice of God.

And if ye shall say there is ano law, ye shall also say there is no sin. If ye shall say there is no sin, ye shall also say there is no righteousness. And if there be no righteousness there be no happiness. And if there be no righteousness nor happiness there be no punishment nor misery. And if these things are not bthere is no God. And if there is no God we are not, neither the earth; for there could have been no creation of things, neither to act nor to be acted upon; wherefore, all things must have vanished away.

1 comment:

  1. Oh dear. I know things will eventually be okay, but I hope that, whatever it is, you get through it as easily as possible.