"For more than five years, President Russell M. Nelson’s leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has seemed a whirlwind of activity with a spate of changes, adjustments, announcements, rescissions and reforms."
There is no way the Desiccated News would have had anything remotely like this in announcing his excused absence!
James Faust’s daughter had a cabin by my parent’s cabin. Elder Faust would always be there during the month of July when the church leaders take their vacations. He said President Hinckley wasn’t taking any time off and told him to have a good vacation and enjoy himself. He said all the big problems boil up to the First Presidency and its nonstop. Someone has to be there to make decisions. He said the buck stops at the prophet and he kind of felt guilty leaving it all to President Hinkley but he insisted we get some R&R. The President doesn’t get a break.
It’s very common to have a spouse pass away soon after they are widowed. Jeff probably will go soon. Kind of strange. I remember him and his wife in their younger years at BYU. They always were happy then. They both seemed miserable when Jeff was an apostle.
Hinckley may have been that way but we know that is not always the case.
Spencer Kimball lost his mind and Hinckley ran things for years. Then ETB lost his mind and Hinckley ran things for years. During those periods the church presidents were hardly involved at all.
There must have been intermediate cases as well in the long history of the church. John Taylor was an alcoholic and was probably out of commission at times. George Albert Smith suffered from debilitating depressions and could not always have been the decision maker. Even Hinckley was severely limited towards the end.
I suspect, therefore, that there are many different models of how the Q15 functions during different presidencies. Hinckley almost certainly represents an extreme case inasmuch as he was more competent and more controlling--a true micromanager--than most.
Lot's Wife Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > With Holland and Ballard both having health > problems, it appears that there may soon be more > room in the Quorum. > > I'm putting my money on the Lamanite dark horse.
From your raspy, guttural, shrewish potty-mouth to ghawd’s ear…