"Whatever your struggle, my brothers and sisters—mental or
emotional or physical or otherwise—do not vote against
the preciousness of life by ending it! Trust in God. Hold on in His love.
Know that one day the dawn will break brightly
and all shadows of mortality will flee.
Though we may feel we are “like a broken vessel,”
as the Psalmist says, we must remember,
that vessel is in the hands of the divine potter.
Broken minds can be healed just the way broken bones
and broken hearts are healed. While God is at work making
those repairs, the rest of us can help by
being merciful, nonjudgmental, and kind.
I testify of the holy Resurrection, that unspeakable cornerstone gift
in the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ!...
I bear witness of that day when loved ones whom we knew
to have disabilities in mortality will stand before us glorified
and grand, breathtakingly perfect in body and mind.
What a thrilling moment that will be! I do not know whether
we will be happier for ourselves that we have witnessed
such a miracle or happier for them that they
are fully perfect and finally
“free at last.”
Until that hour when Christ’s consummate gift is evident to us all,
may we live by faith, hold fast to hope, and show “compassion one of another,”