Tuesday, May 5, 2009


You can have sacred, revelatory, profoundly instructive experience with the Lord in the most miserable experiences of your life - in the worst settings, while enduring the most painful injustices, when facing the most insurmountable odds and opposition you have ever faced....every one of us ...is going to spend a little time in Liberty Jail - spiritually speaking...but...every experience can become a redemptive experience if we remain bonded to our Heavenly Father through that difficulty. These difficult lessons teach us that man's extremity is God's opportunity, and if we are humble and faithful, if we will be believing and not curse God for our problems, He can turn the unfair and inhumane and debilitating prisons of our lives into temples - or at least into a circumstance that can bring comfort and revelation, divine companionship and peace.

From Elder Holland's talk "Lessons from Liberty Jail"