2 Timothy 4:6-7
6. For I am now ready to be offered. And the time of my departure is at hand.
7. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
8. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the Righteous judge shall give me at that day. And not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.
I couldn't let the passing of our beloved prophet go by without mentioning it on my blog. This wouldn't be a journal worth its salt if I didn't devote a few thoughts and words to President Gordon B. Hinckley. I have read a number of blogs of people beautifully expressing their sadness of the passing of the prophet and also gratitude for the life he lived and the influence he not only had on our church, but the world as well. I completely agree - there will never be anyone like President Hinckley. I, with millions of others across the world, will miss him greatly and loved him dearly. I met him once- shoot I should have mentioned that in my "brush with celebrity" post :) And funny enough like the celebrities I saw at that party, he was smaller in physical stature than I expected him to be. But his spiritual stature was second to none. He had a great love for all mankind and I personally think the earth mourned some on Monday morning. (If you live in Utah- you know the storm I'm talking about.) Something else that has struck me through all this is how quickly the news of his death spread without it being on the news or radio or even without people finding out via the internet. I know it was all over the media that night, but I found out an hour after he died and from what I have read that is when many others found out too. I think the church released the information an hour after he died and probably within minutes thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people knew about it. And they probably found out about like I did- through a family member or friend calling them. I think this speaks volumes about out church. I think some would be critical saying we are nosey or gossipers, but I see it completely different. I believe we are a close-knit community of family and friends who care greatly about one another. We talk to our family and neighbors and help one another. We laugh and rejoice in each other's successes and we "mourn with those who mourn and comfort those who stand in need of comfort." Which is just what President Hinckley taught us to do. And I know who he was teaching for. I just can't imagine the reception he got when "he made it!"
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
2 Timothy 4:6-7
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