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Points to ponder

“Your grandfather was worthy of this, as was your father. And so are you,” President McKay told then-Elder Hinckley in extending the call to the apostleship.

“Tears began to fill my eyes as President McKay looked at me with those piercing eyes of his and spoke to me of my forebears,” he remembered. “My father was a better man than I have ever been, but he didn’t have the opportunities I have had,” he recalled in his biography.

From the Deseret News obituary of Gordon B. Hinckley.

My Mission President once observed that the individual he as a Stake President most often looked to for guidance and as an example of piety was not any of his counselors or members of the High Council, rather it was his Executive Secretary, hardly a position of any prominence.