Let That Alone

 

“Presidents Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball tried to discourage Thomas B. Marsh’s murmuring, but to no avail. A repentant Brother Marsh later said of that time:” ‘I must have lost the Spirit of the Lord out of my heart. . . .” ‘I became jealous of the Prophet, . . . and overlooked everything that was right, and spent all my time in looking for the evil; . . . I thought I saw a beam in Brother Joseph’s eye, but it was nothing but a mote, and my own eye was filled with the beam; . . . I got mad and I wanted everybody else to be mad. I talked with Brother Brigham Young and Brother Heber C. Kimball, and I wanted them to be mad like myself; and I saw they were not mad, and I got madder still because they were not. Brother Brigham Young, with a cautious look, said, “Are you the leader of the Church, Brother Thomas?” I answered “No.” “Well then,” said he, “why do you not let that alone?” ‘ “Laborers in the Lord’s vineyard who murmur over life’s inequities, declared Jesus, murmur ‘against the goodman of the house.’ (Matt. 20:11.) The goodness of the Lord is attested to in so many ways—mansions await!—yet we ungrateful guests still complain about the present accommodations.”Those of deep faith do not murmur. They are generously disposed, and they are reluctant to murmur, even while in deep difficulties.”

Neal A. Maxwell, “Murmur Not,” Ensign, Nov. 1989, 83–84

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