I am a fan of the human condition - but I am not naive. People will let you down, no matter what. We all do. Do we let it sour us? Or do we just accept that it is part of the human condition?
Great quote - and much to be gleaned from this:
I see men and women in this congregation—only a few of them—who were driven from the central stake of Zion. Ask them if they had any sorrow or trouble; then let them look at the beautiful land that the Lord would have given them if all had been faithful in keeping His commandments, and had walked before Him as they should; and then ask them with regard to the blessings they would have received. If they tell you the sentiments of their minds, they will tell you that the yoke of Jesus would have been easy and his burden would have been light, Matt. 11:29-30 and that it would have been a delightful task to have walked in obedience to his commands and to have been of one heart and one mind; Moses 7:18 but through the selfishness of some, which is idolatry, through their covetousness, which is the same, Col. 3:5 and the lustful desire of their minds, D&C 101:1-8 D&C 103:3-4 D&C 104:3-5 D&C 105:1-6they were cast out and driven from their homes. We have been driven many times; but each time, if they who professed to be the servants of God had served Him with an undivided heart, Ps. 12:2 Hosea 10:2 they would have had the privilege of living in their houses, possessing their lands,
BRIGHAM YOUNG JD
All of us will yet go through the great sifting. Better said, we are going through a great sifting right now. How are we doing?