I thought these very same things about President Hinckley — and to church members worldwide we have seen someone in President Hinckley to emulate oure lives after. He was all these things that charity is. He embodied charity.
Tonight our FHE is supposed to be on the 1st Article of Faith (review of last year, we’re trying to do that once a month). At first I was bugged because I wanted to do a lesson about President Hinckley (and you are welcome to speak to my lack of tolerance to change on your own time, thanks so much) — but then I realized this was the perfect opportunity. We DO NOT worship Presidnt Hinckely. At first, when I heard of his death, I went through all the phases of grief fairly quickly, but I kind of halted on the fact that I feel like a gospel orphan right now. For so long I have looked to him for guidance, to help me guide my life. But, I wasn’t looking to him, I was looking to HIM — Heavenly Father was always behind him, as he will be the next prophet. I am so grateful for that, and that’s what our FHE will be on tonight.
Last night I read President Hinckley’s final Genereal Conference talk — on the Prophet Joseph Smith. I am so thankful I was able to give a lesson about Him this past time I taught in Relief Society.
BTW, I didn’t see a single thing about him on our news this AM. I watched the entire first hour of the Today Show. Completely their loss.