Sunday, July 14, 2013

Thank goodness for the internet... (envy=bad)

Alysa: "Okay, now that* reminds me of the other talk by Jeffrey R Holland. The one where he was like, '...If you have to eat...a poopcake...every time something good happens to anybody else...that would really stink.'... I am pretty sure those were not his exact words."

Jacob: "Yeah, let's look that up. Yeah, I'm certain those were not his words."

Here are his words, by the way, from the April 2012 conference talk Laborers in the Vineyard:

...envy is a mistake that just keeps on giving. Obviously we suffer a little when some misfortune befalls us, but envy requires us to suffer all good fortune that befalls everyone we know! What a bright prospect that is—downing another quart of pickle juice every time anyone around you has a happy moment!
Pickle juice! I knew it was something yucky, and not lemons... thank goodness for the internet.

*that here refers to this talk by Jeffrey R Holland, which Jacob and I watched together after he turned on this video.

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