Each spring on the ranch, after the baby calves were born, we would round up our cattle and take them to a pasture area in the mountains behind my grandfather’s place.
In this particular year we had alrea I would like for us to go on a journey together.
The Savior pleaded again in verse 42, saying: O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. For example, I go to sleep every night on a Y-logoed pillowcase, head out to my car each morning through a door adorned with a large magnetic Y, fly a large Y flag on my front porch on BYU game days, and display numerous BYU-themed posters around our home. Like many of you, I have a long, varied, and personally rewarding association with BYU: My mother was a freshman at BYU around 1950.
In verse 44 the Savior prayed again a third time, “saying the same words.” Elder Jeffrey R. These posters generally celebrate historic BYU coaches, athletes, and events, such as BYU’s 1984 national championship in football, the 2006 John Beck to Jonny Harline winning touchdown pass against the University of Utah, and a certain BYU basketball national player of the year in 2011 known simply as “the Jimmer” to those who adored him. At that time BYU had only a few thousand students and was housed in a small collection of buildings mostly clustered on the southwest corner of campus.
Indeed, if I needed to “lengthen my stride” to accept President Spencer W.
This young lady and I have now been married for thirty-three years.
My wife, Joyce, and I are happy to be here today and to share this brief time with you.
The journey I am going to ask you to take, however, won’t be a vacation. You see, for you to go on this journey, I need you to reflect upon a moment in your life when you were surviving a trial—a painful, discouraging trial wherein you experienced intense suffering.
I need you to go back to how you felt in the midst of the darkness, the loneliness, and the anger, back to the moment when you felt you could no longer endure the heartache.