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Saturday, June 03, 2006

A Personal Note to Wesley & Bonnie Grover

Dear Wesley & Bonnie,
Thank you so much for your kind words at the D.C. Temple this morning.
They meant a lot to me, especially coming from you, my spiritual role models (and heroes).
While waiting to participate in the privilege of eternal marriage and family sealing ordinances this morning, the following counsel from Christ also helped give me much more clarity of purpose and thought about how each and every one of us really can make such tremendous differences for good in the world:
"And for this cause, that men might be made partakers of the glories which were to be revealed, the Lord sent forth the fulness of his gospel, his everlasting covenant, reasoning in plainness and simplicity-
To prepare the weak for those things which are coming on the earth, and for the Lord's errand when the weak shall confound the wise, and the little one become a strong nation, and two shall put their tens of thousands to flight."
(Doctrine & Covenants, Section 133, Verses 57-58)
Conversely, I was so saddened earler this week, when an otherwise faithful Latter-day Saint bluntly dismissed the call of The First Presidency (God's modern day Prophets, Seers, and Revelators) for all of us to individually contact our United States Senators about the June 6th vote on the proposed Constitutional "Marriage Act" Amendment.
This sad little man said that it was "just a waste of time" and "wouldn't do any good".
He apparently is profoundly confused, and doesn't realize that we always are blessed when we are obedient to God's commandments, regardless of the situation, our own muddy perceptions, or even what we perceive as the probable final outcome.
I'm thankful that great men such as Moses, Isaiah, Paul, Joseph Smith and so many others didn't share that dim-witted and foolish attitude, and neither does Gordon B. Hinckley, our current Church President and Prophet.
Similarly, I'm grateful for your friendship and your humble example to me over the past several years.
Your journey from your home and hearth in Alaska to quietly (but so effectively) serve full-time and without monetary compensation in the D.C. Temple has made such a difference for so many.
Yours in the Gospel,


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