Thomas S. Monson is my very important person for this week because he is God’s prophet for the world. He speaks the words that Jesus Christ would speak if He were on earth today. The latest words from President Monson were recently found on his Facebook page. They are part of a talk given in the October 2008 General Conference titled “Finding Joy in the Journey” and are very helpful and applicable to today.
“This is our one and only chance at mortal life—here and now. The longer we live, the greater is our realization that it is brief. Opportunities come, and then they are gone.
I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not.
I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and nonexistent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do. Instead, find joy in the journey—now.”