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Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

Quorum of the Twelve

The Lord in his wisdom does not shield anyone from grief or sadness ... if we approach adversities wisely, our hardest times can be times of greatest growth, which in turn, can lead toward times of great happiness. Come what may, and love it.

"How can we love days that are filled with sorrow? We can't — at least not in the moment. But I do believe that the way we react to adversity can be a major factor in how happy and successful we can be in life."

Latter-day Saints should learn to laugh. It will extend each life and make the lives of one's associates more enjoyable.

"We can seek for the eternal ... The dial on the wheel of sorrow eventually points to each of us. At one time or another, everyone must experience sorrow. No one is exempt"

Because Jesus Christ suffered greatly, he understands our suffering and our grief.

"Sometimes, the very moments that seem to overcome us with suffering are those that will ultimately suffer us to overcome."

The Lord compensates the faithful for every loss. That which is taken away from those who love the Lord will be added unto them in his own way.

"Not even death can take from us the eternal blessings promised by a loving Heavenly Father."