“.’ The man noticed a framed picture of a lovely girl on the dresser. ‘Who is this?’ he asked.

 

The woman brightened. ‘She is my daughter, the one beautiful thing in my life.’

‘And would you help her if she were in trouble or had made a mistake? Would you forgive her? Would you still love her?’

‘Of course I would!’ cried the woman. ‘I would do anything for her. Why do you ask such a question?’

‘Because I want you to know,’ said the man, ‘that figuratively speaking, Heavenly Father has a picture of you on His dresser. He loves you and will help you. Call upon Him.’A hidden wedge to her happiness had been removed.

In a day of danger or a time of trial, such knowledge, such hope, such understanding will bring comfort to the troubled mind and grieving heart. The entire message of the New Testament breathes a spirit of awakening to the human soul. Shadows of despair are dispelled by rays of hope, sorrow yields to joy, and the feeling of being lost in the crowd of life vanishes with the certain knowledge that our Heavenly Father is mindful of each of us.”

(Thomas S. Monson, “The Peril of Hidden Wedges,” Ensign, Jul 2007, 4–9

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