Lehi teaches his son, Jacob, about how life’s difficulties signify and create meaning in human choice:
“…It must be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so…righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility.” (2 Nephi 2:11)
-Is it accurate to say that life can be deeply difficult and deeply rewarding?
-Do you believe God has given us a deeply meaningful challenge in giving us mortal life?
-Is it possible to view earthly trials as a means to greater refinement, rather than as arbitrary setbacks?