Yeah! Gird up your loins, kids. Fresh courage take, y'all. Come, come, ye Saints, no toil nor labor fear. I mean, you wanna get into the CK or not?
Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard? Tis not so. Really. I Swear. Your God will never you forsake, so it's really all a piece of cake. Or, at least pretend that all is well, it's your duty, or you'll go to hell.
Joseph Smith senior had a dream about the tree of life and people needing to hold on to an iron rod to find their way to the tree. When Joseph Smith junior "translated" the BOM, behold, old Father Lehi had had the same dream.
Lengthen your stride, even though you're lower than a snakes' belly! Mormon says that we are less than the dust of the earth". And lest we forget, the good King Benjamin also states: "Ye cannot say that ye are even as much as the dust of the earth". (Mosiah 2:25) It's a little difficult for a piece of dust to do better unless it can somehow progress and become a dust ball. Let's see now: oh yes: Jesus said something about little sparrows are loved and cared about and how much more so are we. I'll lengthen my stride; to get as far away from the TSCC as possible.
.....If you dare think you're doing fairly well just attend your meetings and wait until the fifth Sunday of the month rolls around. In the combined priesthood and relief society meeting we will find a topic you are an abject failure in and make you feel like the worthless scum you are.
Man, I don't miss all that bs at all! Among the myriad reasons I left tscc is I got so sick of being tired all the damn time! Working full time, single parent and doing the list of callings,etc. that looked like the dead sea scrolls. More than even wanting my money back, I had rather have my valuable time back.
The sad thing is that they were not asked to put their lives at risk because of God's revelation. The Federal Marshalls were coming to nab poor Brigham (and some apostles) for deceiving the "gentiles" with their wondrous manufacture of counterfeit coins. But you see, they were righteous because God doesn't care about the "gentiles".