Seeking comfort, I found this quote from an address given only weeks ago:
At times it may seem that our trials are focused on areas of our lives and parts of our souls with which we seem least able to cope. Since personal growth is an intended outcome of these challenges, it should come as no surprise that the trials can be very personal—almost laser guided to our particular needs or weaknesses. And no one is exempt, especially not Saints striving to do what’s right. Some obedient Saints may ask, “Why me? I’m trying to be good! Why is the Lord allowing this to happen?” The furnace of affliction helps purify even the very best of Saints by burning away the dross in their lives and leaving behind pure gold. 6 Even very rich ore needs refining to remove impurities. Being good is not enough. We want to become like the Savior . . . (Elder Paul V. Johnson, General Conference Address, April 2011)It has been a deeply sad experience, but it has also been very sacred. Heaven was (is) near and angels were in our room.
May 23, 2011Psalms 138:3