Friday, August 10, 2007

A Great Man...

I heard this morning that President Faust has passed away. Although I know he's been sick, it still came as a shock to me! He was the 2nd Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have always been inspired and impressed by his gentle disposition and his words of wisdom. He spent so much of his life serving God and his faith. He was strong in his beliefs but loved everyone. Of course, I never met him in person, but I have read his words and seen him speak many times. How grateful I am for the knowledge that I have of "life" after death! My thoughts and prayers are with his family today.



From a talk in October's Conference that really struck me... You can tell he only preached the things he lived!

"What is discipleship? It is primarily obedience to the Savior. Discipleship includes many things. It is chastity. It is tithing. It is family home evening. It is keeping all the commandments. It is forsaking anything that is not good for us. Everything in life has a price. Considering the Savior’s great promise for peace in this life and eternal life in the life to come, discipleship is a price worth paying. It is a price we cannot afford not to pay. By measure, the requirements of discipleship are much, much less than the promised blessings...

"Our true claim as disciples comes when we can say with certainty that His ways have become our ways.

"The blessings of discipleship are readily available to all who are willing to pay the price. Discipleship brings purpose to our lives so that rather than wandering aimlessly, we walk steadily on that strait and narrow way that leads us back to our Heavenly Father. Discipleship brings us comfort in times of sorrow, peace of conscience, and joy in service—all of which help us to be more like Jesus."


What a wonderful disciple of Christ! He will be missed!

1 comment:

I have a good life said...

What a fitting tribute. I didn't even think to post about it. Great idea!