Monday, January 10, 2005


What I do not to-day, when the sun goes down, I lay down to sleep, which is typical of death; and in the morning I rise and commence my work where I left it yesterday. That course is typical of the probations we take. But suppose that I do not improve my time to-day, I wake up to-morrow and find myself in the rear; and then, if I do not improve upon that day, and again lay down to sleep, on awaking, I find myself still in the rear. This day's work is typical of this probation, and the sleep of every night is typical of death, and rising in the morning is typical of the resurrection. They are days' labours, and it is for us to be faithful to-day, to-morrow, and every day.

--Heber C. Kimball, JD 4:328-329

Well, as far as this blog goes, I certainly have not followed Elder Kimball's admonition, as I have found myself “in the rear” for quite some time now. Fortunately, we believe in resurrection. :-)


  1. Well, Grasshopper, "in the rear" or not, I am glad you are back to posting. I just don't know what possessed you to think you were entitled to any part of a real life outside the cyber world. *shakes head in disbelief*


    Posted by Mary Adams

  2. Welcome back. You have been missed. 

    Posted by William Morris

  3. Thanks, William and Mary. :-) 

    Posted by Grasshopper

  4. You could almost take Heber C. Kimball's statement as a metaphor for reincarnation instead of resurrection. Anyone ever wonder what (if any) other probations we go through in the scheme of the eternities? I think our dogam is pretty clear on the fact that we only make one journey through this realm. Could we possible take or have taken similar types of journey's? Maybe they are just not through this same exact realm again. There are a great number of people who belong to other religions whose central tenants are reincarnation (mostly eastern religions). I always think that other religions have some truth, and that is what attracts good people to them.

    There! How's that for one of those great questions to get a discussion going?

    I am not sure I really have a well-thought answer myself yet. 

    Posted by Brian J.