Monday, January 28, 2008

Maybe Now He'll Get Some Rest

Gordon B. Hinckley, the man we mormons have called our prophet and our great leader for the last (almost) thirteen years, passed away quietly in his Salt Lake City home last night. Normally I might say this makes me sad, but when I think about all this man has accomplished in his nearly 98 years of living, and more especially during his service as the president of the LDS church, I'd say his rest is well-deserved, and probably very timely. He was a man who never, ever tired, spiritually or physically. He truly was the epitome of the Energizer bunny! So while my thoughts and prayers will be with his family members who I'm sure will miss him greatly, I know that he has gone on to rest in peace with his wife and with his Father in Heaven.


Some great quips and quotes from President Hinckley:

“Your faith will perform miracles especially when you get your hands and feet involved.”

“Popularity ends on yearbook day, but respect lasts forever.”

“Our lives are the only meaningful expression of what we believe and in Whom we believe. And the only real wealth, for any of us, lies in our faith.”

"Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we'll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain.”

“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.”


The Epps Fam said...

I'm glad you put a tribute on your blog too. I love those quotes.
Hope you're doing good. Love ya!

Holly said...

Thanks for the quotes. I needed to hear them.

mamawalker said...

I love the quotes. What a nice tribute to a great man. I want to make copies of the quotes to remind me of what I need to be doing.

BossyMommy said...

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