Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Perfect Brightness of Hope

"A few years ago, I was with my noble 97-year-old grandmother. As she sat curled in her wheelchair, weak and nearly blind, she talked quietly of her life. I said: “This is a wicked world. There are so many temptations and challenges. Is it possible to stay worthy and return to our Heavenly Father?” She slowly raised herself tall and erect and said in a commanding voice: “Yes! You must! That’s why you’re here!” Thank you, Grandma, for teaching me about hope."

Julie B. Beck, "There Is Hope Smiling Brightly before Us", Ensign, May 2003, 103–5