For the past two days, members of the Church (and anyone interested enough to tune in) have had the opportunity to listen to the counsel given by President Thomas S. Monson (president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and other leaders. We were fed spiritually from a buffet of guidance, encouragement, and, sometimes, gentle chastisement. How fortunate we are to have the words of a living prophet.
Occasionally I hear people say that we are on our own here on earth, that, if there is a God, He no longer talks with us. Nothing could be further from the truth. We have the words of God, delivered directly to us by President Monson. We have the Holy Spirit to guide us. We have our own source of personal revelation through prayer.
How can anyone believe that God no longer communicates with us? Even to my finite understanding, it is inconceivable. When I think how I feel about my children and grandchildren, I multiply that by a thousand, a million times, and have only an inkling of what the Father feels for His children. His infinite love is there for all of them, even the rebellious and ungrateful, like myself.
So, for today, I am grateful for a living prophet.