Monday, August 30, 2010

After the homecoming

"... [Those] who have not been enclosed in the walls of prison without cause or provocation, can have but little idea how sweet the voice of a friend is; one token of friendship from any source whatever awakens and calls into action every sympathetic feeling; it brings up in an instant everything that is past; it seizes the present with the avidity of lightning; it grasps after the future with the fierceness of a tiger; it moves the mind backward and forward, from one thing to another, until finally all enmity, malice and hatred, and past differences, misunderstandings and mismanagements are slain victorious at the feet of hope."

Joseph Smith


The Warrior said...

Is this from your report?

Nathan said...

Nope; just a quote that really spoke to me after the experience of being gone and coming back. I love the description here of friendship, and I couldn't have said it better myself.

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