Sunday, September 20, 2009

President Monson--Filling in the Infrastructure

Elder Perry, our Area Seventy, after a meeting yesterday said this about President Monson that I thought was profound. He said that many members didn't know quite what to make of President Monson's messages as a prophet. He is so different from President Hinckly. Elder Perry said that each prophet has special assignments from the Savior. One of President Hinckley's assignments was to building the infrastructure of the Church (temples, the Seventy, etc). President Monson has different assignments. One of his is to fill in the infrastructure, to teach us how to use the structure that we have by being kind, rescuing others, etc. We probably won't see a lot of structural changes or instruction from Pres Monson. Rather he will spend his time teaching us how to help others through the structure.

8 comments:

Becca said...

wow. that is so amazing. the church is true.

sarah jean said...

wow, i've never thought of it that way but that is awesome. i'm going to tell others about that.
thanks p diddy

GeGe Denise said...

Isn't dad amazing? And I love President Monson...he is so kind.

Rachel said...

I like it Paps

DJCK incorporated said...

Not sure this posting is fair. It hardly allows for the pithy commentaries you usually get from Andy and me. But, here's a nugget from "Joseph Smith, Rough Stone Rolling." I always knew Joseph ordered wine while in Carthage Jail and I have used that to demonstrate that the WoW wasn't a commandment until Brigham. BUT, turns out he ordered it for the JAILER who requested it along with other foodstuffs the Smiths ordered. Praise to the man.....

Papa D said...

Thanks Dennis...I didn't know that!

GeGe Denise said...

Dennis, you are amazing...thanks for the info.

Andy said...

Knowing that you can look back on Pres Monson for years and you can tell that this has been his mission