Gordon B. Hinckley

hinckley_medium.jpgIs it weird that I am not saddened?

The President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley has died at the age of 97.

Being less than a year into this, I can’t say that I’m too affected by it. I have only really heard him speak once during the Semi-Annual General Conference. I enjoyed what he had to say in October and was looking forward to him this April.

I realize the progress this Prophet made for the church during his presidency and admire his works. The world went from 56 to 224 temples? Amazing!

So is it weird that I am not saddened by his passing?

No. I am happy for him!  Happy because of the plan of Salvation.

I found out last night when my friend Mike gave me a call.  I said a prayer for his family to have peace and comfort.  I wasn’t saddened really, just  a little surprised.  I thought he was kidding around when he said he was hoping to make it to April’s General Conference.

He had lived a great life. I know where he has gone. He is with our Father in Heaven, his wife and his other family. And he will get his reward:

His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. (Matthew 25:21)

2 Replies to “Gordon B. Hinckley”

  1. I have had a personal experience and served with his grandson on my mission and had some more experiences with President Hinckley. If you would like to check my experiences with the Prophet out visit my site:

    http://www.graceforgrace.com

    He was a great man and a prophet of God.

  2. No, I do not think it is weird that you aren’t saddend by his passing. I admit I was not at first, and I’ve been a member my whole life. I am happy for him. He now can be with his wife and parents. And I am certain that he is needed on the other side for the great work of the Lord to continue to “roll forth” as he spoke about last conference. Now though, I am beginning to feel some sadness at his passing. He has been the only prophet I have known…I will miss him.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    your sister in the gospel…..

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