Friday, August 10, 2007

James E. Faust

President James E. Faust passed away today. He was a man of God. He was an inspirational and inspired leader. He was good.

In his last talk in General Conference he gave a message on forgiveness. Fitting words to leave us with:

All of us suffer some injuries from experiences that seem to have no rhyme or reason. We cannot understand or explain them. We may never know why some things happen in this life. The reason for some of our suffering is known only to the Lord. But because it happens, it must be endured...We need to recognize and acknowledge angry feelings. It will take humility to do this, but if we will get on our knees and ask Heavenly Father for a feeling of forgiveness, He will help us. The Lord requires us “to forgive all men” for our own good because “hatred retards spiritual growth.” Only as we rid ourselves of hatred and bitterness can the Lord put comfort into our hearts.

1 comment:

Darrin and Alicen said...

He will be missed. What a beautiful quote of his to post. Thank you Les.