by Thomas S. Monson
In a very real sense, all can walk where Jesus walked when, with His words on our lips, His spirit in our hearts, and His teachings in our lives, we journey through mortality.
On a chilly December day, we gathered in the Salt Lake Tabernacle to pay honor and tribute at the funeral services for a man whom we loved, honored, and followed--even President Harold B. Lee. Prophetic in his utterance, powerful in his leadership, devoted in his service, President Lee inspired in all of us a desire to achieve perfection. He counseled us, "Keep the commandments of God. Follow the pathway of the Lord."
One day later, in a very sacred room on an upper floor of the Salt Lake Temple, his successor was chosen, sustained, and set apart to his sacred calling. Untiring in his labor, humble in his manner, inspiring in his testimony, President Spencer W. Kimball invited us to continue the course charted by President Lee. He spoke the same penetrating words: "Keep the commandments of God. Follow the pathway of the Lord. Walk in His footsteps." Today, President Ezra Taft Benson gives the same powerful counsel.