Friday Minute: Sowing seeds how Gov. George Romney influenced a minister's family

Published: Friday, Dec. 2 2011 6:00 a.m. MST

Seeds can be thrown to the wind and trampled under foot, or lovingly planted in the fertile ground of human kindness.

For Gov. George Romney and the Rev. Russell W. Durler, charity was not a gimmick tossed carelessly on the breeze of political expedience, but rather an integral attribute of character sown in the "fleshy tables of the heart" (2 Corinthians 3:3).

The trees grown from such character bear generational fruit, for they transcend politics and the rancor of pundits to bind families, strengthen communities and change the world, one seed at a time.

William Monahan is a graduate of BYU law school. An Air Force veteran and former Phoenix stake president, he teaches law and serves as a high councilor for Queen Creek Chandler Heights Stake. He will begin service July 2012 as a mission president.

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