Yeah, I heard the news a few days ago actually from my Grandparents::: President Thomas S. Monson of the LDS Mormon church passed away.
No, I did not pray for this.
What's interesting is this::::
On Winter Solstice before his death, I met a man who had a car accident, and he said he lost 3 of his children in this car accident.
He listed the names of 4 of his children --- I recognized 2 of the names being shared with "Famous People".
I went home and looked up car accident news online ---- I found no news story about this guy's accident, but I did find front page news that said the LDS church had been baptizing people they weren't supposed to: including celebrities.
I suspected the man I met as Jesus, but later put that thought aside citing delusions of Grandeur.
And after Christmas, just after New Year's Day --- President Monson died.
I was just looking at an article on LDS.org from President Monson's daughter:
In the article, she says that about 50 years ago Monson met a man in Australia.
25 years later he met the same man in my homeland of Alberta Canada, and remembered him.
This is just a bit spooky to me.
Not only did I meet the potential apparition of Jesus before Monson died,
But I remember the first time I met Jesus too -----
I didn't mention this story in my book, but in autumn of 2001 I met Jesus as I was walking home from school --- I suspect the man was Jesus because he was a bit glorified, as well as he KNEW me.
How did he know me? He spoke with an Australian accent (Jesus can drastically change his appearance and all that I think), which is important to note because in my immaturity at that age I was a bit obsessed with Australia.
There are other ways I know this "first meeting" person knew me ----- Jesus had taken aspects of my personality and life and was BEING a magnified version of myself, kind of, for lack of a better word.
Anyway::: I met a car accident victim who I suspected was actually Jesus on the Winter Solstice, then after New Year's Day the LDS Prophet was dead,
and then his daughter printed a story involving Australia and Alberta -----
And yes, I do see how that directly points at me.
I had given up on the church a long time ago. What's going to happen now?
I drink coffee and tea now ---- isn't that still unacceptable to the Mormons?
There was a tme when I was totally "GUNG HO" to serve in the Mormon church. Things went wrong.
And now with the passing of President Monson, the daughter's comments and a supposed holy apparition have reminded me that I am remembered.
Yes --- it is too bad that things went so wrong between me and the church. There are some good things about Mormonism ----- but the local Mormons I was dealing with weren't very helpful or nice.
One thing I distinctly remember is that I stopped wishing ill upon the Mormons::: I gave up on them, but I more or less stopped cursing them. I never prayed for harm to come to Monson.