As I contemplate the passing of President Hinckley today I think about how influencial he was in bringing the church into the modern age through the use of media and technology. Either well behind the scenes as a young man or in the forefront as Prophet, he has brought our church out into the daylight and the world has benefitted from that exposure.
But despite those contributions, his greatest gift to all of us was his perfect example of gentle kindness and love, his witty humor and his great love for the Lord. My 23 year-old son expressed feelings to me last night when he heard the news that Presiedent Hinckley was such a force in his life for most of his life. For all of us who have benefitted by his leadership, we will miss him but he will always be part of us.]]>