Our Divine Potential: 'Behold, I Make All Things New'

Years ago, a colleague took a foreign ambassador to visit President Gordon B. Hinckley. During their meeting, President Hinckley suggested that the ambassador could accomplish big things and have a distinguished career.

The ambassador laughed. He was, he pointed out, already in his mid-50s. His life and career were plainly winding down. I was told that President Hinckley responded, “Fifty doesn’t count for much around here. Do you know how old I am?”

The reply from The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints exemplified the sunny optimism that characterized his own remarkably long and active life. But it also illustrates a central gift of the atonement and gospel of Jesus Christ, which are very much about rebirth, new beginnings and limitless possibilities.

Read the rest of this story at deseret.com
Comments and feedback can be sent to feedback@ldsliving.com