Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Yellow Brick Road

The other day, at zone conference, we were discussing which is more important the end or the journey; the pot of gold or the rainbow? People brought up good points.
“The pot of gold is the end goal; that is where we are trying to get. So the pot of gold is the most important.”
“The rain bow is how you get to the pot of gold. So the rainbow is the most important.”
As we talked we decided that it truly is the process that matters. Even though the end is important our experiences our vital.

This made me think of The Wizard of Oz. How did the lion get courage? Was it the medal he received at the end that gave him courage? No it was his journey on the yellow brick road to the emerald city.

It is just like that in our life. It is that process, the journey that makes us who we are. It is true that many times we would rather just be at the end. But as I look back on my life I am grateful for the experiences I have had, even the hard ones. It is the process that makes us who we are.


  1. i love that analogy! it shows that we must truly find joy in our lives and make sure those experiences lead us to that pot of gold! Or heaven with our heavenly father!

  2. Sister Koford I LOVE this! This is exactly my motto in life. We become the people we need to be by the challenges and the path we take. And hopefully if we are on the path to Eternal Life we will become more like our Heavenly Father with each step we take :). Sure love ya!!

  3. As Lewis Carroll tells us in his well-known Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice was following a path through a forest in Wonderland when it divided in two directions. Standing irresolute, she inquired of the Cheshire cat, which had suddenly appeared in a nearby tree, which path she should take. “Where do you want to go?” asked the cat.

    “I don’t know,” said Alice.

    “Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, does it?”