"I share with you again a simple little insight that may help you at certain junctures in your lives. It is that you must not mistake passing local cloud cover for general darkness. They are very different things, and for us to distinguish local cloud cover, which will soon be blown away, for general darkness is a terrible thing, especially with the restored gospel, which is so full metaphorically of light. We must not be mistaken about this.
I have likewise learned that illness can be a tutoring and sanctifying experience as well as a debilitating thing. There await each of us clusters of circumstances and experiences, and if we see "things as they really are," to use Jacob's felicitous phrase (Jacob 4:13), we'll be able to understand that illnesses may be debilitating but are also very tutoring, and we will be open to what they can convey to us. Such is spiritually very, very important. "
- Neal A. Maxwell of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints devotional address delivered at BYU on 12 January 1999.
My brother.... "We can all learn from this illness that Dad is dealing with; and be tutored and sanctified in our our discipleship! This gives me strength! Jacob 4:13 is one of my favorites! Elder Maxwell quotes it so often, it has such deep meaning.....
Just my thoughts"
Thank you Bro... thank you.
I love you!