Monday, January 28, 2008

I loved his humor!

There are so many things I loved about President Hinckley, but I am going to take just a moment to tell about one of my favorite things about him.

He. was. so. funny!

He could say the simplest thing and have the whole conference center/world rolling with laughter. It was good. clean. humor. I loved it.

I believe that humor is good for people. Yesterday I was the recipient of God's Humor. I will expound:

We were in Gospel Doctrine class (which I usually don't go to due to my calling) and the teacher said something that caught my attention and I had to write it down. I wanted to put the quote on my blog because I loved it. She said, "follow the prophet to where he is going. Who doesn't want to be there?" Hmmmmmm. I want to laugh now at how literal that statement became in less than a day.

Yes we do want to be there! But not right now.

I am a better person for knowing President Hinckley. He is truly a man of God.

Oh and I do believe the national news has its own humor that is not so funny. Get this headline:

"Mormon church president mourned in Utah..."

Didn't they mean he will be mourned worldwide? By millions of people?


Pineapple Princess said...

I am finding that common thread with the blogs. I think that humor made him approachable and loveable (and irresistable to Mike Wallace.) That humor got him many places and into many hearts.

It is just one of the many things to love him for.

I loved your "follow him" quip. And don't you dare!

sharbear said...

I'm with Pip, don't you dare. Not for a long long time. 65 years from now.
What an awesome post. Thanks.

Huck Finn & Co. said...

I think we have figured out by now that the media has a problem with credibilty! I do have to say that he must have made a real impact in this world, hence the media coverage in the first place. Every news outlet I have looked at so far has a story on it. They do actually say some pretty good stuff.
I do remember loving his humor too. I thought he was so funny.

Tamster said...

Darn it, I lost everything I just wrote! :-(

Tamster said...

Long story short, I was just saying that you guys beat me to the Pres. Hinckley post. I too LOVED his sense of humor. He will be missed, but I'm happy he can be with his wife again. (That was a lot shorter than what I'd written before, but I don't feel like writing it again. Sorry.) :-|