Isn’t life supposed to be permanent and continual bliss?


Daily toil


A favorite quotation of President Gordon B. Hinckley’s, from the Welsh-born American Unitarian minister Jenkin Lloyd Jones (d. 1918):


“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed.  The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise.  Life is just like an old time rail journey . . .  delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed.  The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”