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January 27th, 2008

looking both ways: an introspective look an a great guy's life @ 11:32 pm

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I got two phone calls in succession, one from a friend I hadn't talked to in ages. When Brian called, I figured that something was wrong because he doesn't call me too often. And that's when I found out about the passing of Gordon B. Hinckley, President and Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Wether or not you agree with or believe in my church ... whether or not you believe in prophets of today ... we must all realize what a great man he was not only to those in his church, but to all humankind. Throughout his life, he gave much to those in need. He spread understanding and peace to world leaders throughout the world. He met with presidents, kings, and queens, and he treated them like he might treat you or I. Under his direction, billions of dollars was given to the poor and afflicted everywhere.

And in all this time, until his death at the age of 97, he lead his church ... and people complain about McCain being 72 and running for President of the United States.

I just hope I can accomplish much in my life someday. I hope that I can live to 80 and still feel like I can work 5 days or more a week.. And I hope I can challenge myself to overcome the trials of life, and stay close to the Lord. What a wonderful man to have as an example liver and an exemplary giver.

And I say to myself ... no pressure, right? But it's a challenge that I give myself, and one that I choose to accept.
 
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From:ladyozma
Date:January 28th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)

good post

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and I am totally with you. Some days I can barely make it... and I would look at our spry little old prophet and think "WOW!" Awesome man!!!
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From:djner
Date:January 28th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)

Re: good post

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True, very true. Ut;s ubterestubg ti ne tgat tgere's not been much news coverage (the LDS religion is the 4th largest in the U.S.). I suppose that it all depends on where you live. Check that, Google News has lots of coverage. Nice write-up in the NY Times.

Edited at 2008-01-28 01:33 pm (UTC)
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From:ladyozma
Date:January 28th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)

Re: good post

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Well I think it is the timing. Late on Sunday you only have the weekend crew in the news people... It took a while to start picking up, but I did start noticing stuff as time went on. By midnight (eastern) There were a bunch of things...

I do think we'll see more...
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From:ladyozma
Date:January 28th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)

Re: good post

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Ahhh you saw more... there are some REALLY nice things... It is great.

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