Brigham Young was a peculiar person, indeed. A man of very strong feeling and
opinions, yet he was known to manifest great humility at times. A prophet
burdened with the literal temporal salvation of his spiritual brothers and
sisters at a most desperate and dangerous time. It took a man of Young's
strong will and conviction to accomplish the tasks that God placed upon him.
Brigham was both a powerful political and spiritual leader inspite of his feet
of clay.For this I love him. His example gives me much hope and faith in
my personal journey.
Brigham Young doesn’t seem enigmatic to me. He was shrewd in telling the
brethren no more than he had to until he was good and ready. It’s a
dynamic of powerful leaders to be deliberately vague and evasive as tools for
keeping all options open. He had decided on the Great Basin as the Saints
destination but saw advantage in keeping others in the dark as to where they
Brigham Young going on a speaking tour of the United States? Now that would have
been something to see and hear.