That time President Nelson released me from the pulpit

One week before general conference I got up in High Priest Group and conducted the meeting for the first time. We’d moved into the ward six months ago and I’d just been called as the new group leader. Sunday the Stake Presidency called me in and officially released me. We all thought it was pretty funny. No one seemed to be bothered by the fact that a calling we’d expected to last for some time was over so soon.  Certainly that calling and a couple weeks in it taught me something.  Perhaps it even helped somebody else. What looks like a bizarre flight path on a two dimensional map can look very natural in three dimensions. What seems strange to us is obvious to God.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

4 comments for “That time President Nelson released me from the pulpit

  1. April 10, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    So, does this mean your upcoming first Sunday discussion about supply, demand, and recent developments in the insurance markets is off? I’m just glad I was able to fit in about as much discussion of the 16th century as my local HPG could stand.

  2. Bryan D .h .
    April 11, 2018 at 8:31 am

    You always have the best analogies. Thanks for this.

  3. April 11, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Well, Jonathan, since we meet in councils now every topic is fair game…

    Thanks, Bryan!

  4. GEOFF -AUS
    April 12, 2018 at 2:51 am

    About 6 months ago I was interviewed by a member of the stake presidency to be an assistant to a new HP group leader. I was then sustained by the group, but within 30 minutes released.
    We had part of a different ward added to ours. All the new group leadership were from the newcomers including a brother with my surname.
    I got called and released quicker than you and Pres Nelson not required.
    I have not held a calling for 8 years, since a SP made a bisop give me a TR, for 30 minutes I felt included again.

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