State of Mankind

A New Way Of Thinking

The Most Important Thing

What would you talk about if you could speak to thousands of people? Now, suppose you are in poor health, and as you get up to speak, you only have the strength to say one sentance. What would you say?

A good friend told me about this very case, yesterday. First, I’ll apologize for giving a second-hand story with all the potential issues there, but I really liked this one and think the message is
good regardless.

My friend was at a meeting in Alabama many years ago and Ezra Taft Benson (the leader of our church at the time) came to speak. As he came up to the podium, it was clear that his health was failing and his strength was gone. What would he say, if anything? President Benson was well known for a number of subjects–the book of mormon, politics, and many others. Using all his energy, he managed to get out just one sentence:

“I want you all to know that I love you.”


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