Last week (you heard right), late on Thursday night, I posted a heartfelt tribute to an Apostle of the Lord, Elder Dallin H. Oaks, who earlier that evening had received the prestigious Canterbury Medal for his lifetime service in promoting ReligiousFreedom! Early the next morning, our dear prophet's wife, Frances, passed away; turning our attention immediately in that direction as we have mourned together, as a faith community. Tomorrow, we will honor her life and continue to offer up prayers of comfort and support for the entire Monson family.
However, today, I'd like to take the opportunity to, once again, bring it to your attention, and share with you my personal thoughts and feelings about Elder Oaks. And because I wrote the post less than a week ago, I will not repost it, but simply add some thoughts about the family, which is why I've decided to do #WRW. I will share an excerpt here and invite you to follow a link to read in its entirety:
I am a proud ‘student’ of Elder Oaks', nearly beaming with delight on his behalf. It must be such a satisfying feeling to have spent so much of one’s energy in life teaching these righteous principles of truth, but also feel humble to then receive such an honor. “The free exercise of religion is the basic civil liberty because faith in God and His teachings and the active practice of religion are the most fundamental guiding realities of life," Elder Oaks said.