last night President Gordon B. Hinkley, the prophet of my church, passed away. he was 97 years old. i don't really think death is sad when you have lived 97 extraordinary years. i hope at then end of my life, i can say i've followed President Hinkley's example, tirelessly serving right up to the end. i feel so blessed to be part of a church with a living prophet of God on the Earth, and comforted to know that though this beloved prophet is no longer with us, we have a living Christ directing and guiding us. i look forward to hearing who our next prophet will be.
President Hinkley, i hope i can always follow your counsel to be: grateful, smart, clean, true, humble, and prayerful. thank you for your dedication and service.