The crumbling of our American financial institutions has triggered a memory in me. On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists toppled the World Trade Center. On Sept. 14, I was sent to ask Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley his feelings. It was late. He'd just come from Larry King's show, but he agreed to take a few questions.

"President," I said. "Last year in general priesthood meeting you counseled us to get out of debt, to get our affairs in order and prepare ourselves for problems. What would you counsel now?"

He turned his gaze away from me to focus on something down inside himself.

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