This morning I came across a quote I’ve seen before and really liked:

It was mentioned in President Worthen’s August 2018 BYU commencement address. I was struck once again by the correlation between service and joy.

Here are a few thoughts that I want to remember:

  • Service is not just connected to joy in some amorphous, general way. Service is an essential part of the refining process that makes true joy possible.
  • If I don’t enjoy serving, I won’t enjoy the celestial kingdom. Service is what they do there.
  • One measure of our eternal progress is how much joy we derive from service.
  • Go forth to serve for the rest of your lives, understanding that we believe in really long lives—even eternal lives.