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.