I was recently reminded of the saying, "The King is Dead. Long Live the King."
It is said in the United Kingdom, and probably has been said in any monarchy. But it's true about our prophets, too.
|President Thomas S. Monson|
What we do know is that service was at the top of His list of everyday living. Wherever He went, He personified service--healing the sick, the lame, the blind. He was also a very forgiving God--forgiving the woman taken in sin; forgiving the man who had palsy. He went out of His way to do service.
|The Savior Laughing|
And He told parables that enthralled the population. Scores of people surrounded Him and followed Him.
Thus was President Thomas S. Monson.
Service was personified in "Tommy Monson," as he liked to refer to himself. He went out of his way for the widow, the lame, the elderly, the forgotten.
His sense of humor abounded in every talk he gave. You could see his tongue in his cheek.
And his stories . . . I couldn't wait to be enthralled by his stories every Conference weekend.
I think, in my humble opinion, that when I think of Jesus Christ now, I will remember President Monson. I believe there personalities were similar.
|President Russell M. Nelson|
As "Elder" Nelson grew older--and older--I didn't think my vision would come to pass, yet we are here. President Nelson is 93 years old. I don't know how long he will serve, but I always knew he would serve as president of the church.
I had a vision I have only shared with a few people. Perhaps I'll write about it one day.
President Monson is dead. Long live President Nelson.