Gordon B. Hinckley was an incredible man. I really don’t even think that I’m biased in this statement! Gordon B. Hinckley was one of the kindest people I’ve ever known of and he was dedicated to his cause. He was the 15th modern-day Prophet for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was well known for his honesty and integrity and he made an impression on people all over the world. He was also known for waving his cane around instead of leaning on it for walking, much to his doctor’s dismay!

One of the most influential statements that President Hinckley ever made was in a document called, ‘The Family: A Proclamation to the World’. In this letter addressed to all the world, he and the Apostles of the Church wrote of the significance of the family and the important role that we each play. He called upon people everywhere to be strong in their family relationships and to not diminish the importance of the family in our modern world.

“Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.

We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.”

Have you ever thought of the importance of family? How does your family affect your life? How does importance of families effect the world, in terms of health, social structure, politics and progression?


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