(I was trying to find President Packer’s statement about meetings for second post on 1 Corinthians, and realized it had disappeared from LDS.org. I’ve relocated it on the Wayback Machine, and the link below is correct. The source is no longer a “recent address” so it had disappeared from lds.org)
“Are you using the ward and stake councils effectively as they were intended? Don’t let them become meaningless exercises in organizational bureaucracy. The way some leaders conduct council meetings, you would think they really believe in a fourteenth article of faith:
‘We believe in meetings—all that have been held, all that are now scheduled—and we believe there will yet be held many great and important meetings. We have endured many meetings and hope to be able to endure all meetings. If there is a meeting, we seek after it.’
We hope you do not have a fourteenth article of faith operating in your wards.”– Source at lds.org
President Packer (quoted by Elder Kerr in a Family History Conference devotional in 2004)-
“It takes a pretty good meeting to be better than no meeting at all.”- Lds.org, via the Wayback Machine.
Amen and amen. Now go forth and do thou likewise…