I’m sorry for anyone that I might have offended by suggesting that being related to a GA or the prophet was not something to take note of or even take pride in. That was not my intention. I wonder if being the 9th cousin, twice removed of the prophet will get you a mention at General Conference when you pass from this life! ;-)]]>
Better than a rumor network would be straightforward announcements of what is going on. That would treat us all equally in terms of receiving information.
But what do I know? I’m President Hinckley’s 9th cousin, twice removed.]]>
My wife and I actually visited the Burke ward last year to take care of my cousins while my aunt and uncle were in Hawaii.]]>
I guess that’s one of the unwritten order of things that at some point became written.]]>
I don’t know if this qualifies as doctrine or just policy but there you have it.]]>
I know of no doctrinal or scriptural justification for this practice which in my experience is my no means universal in the congregations of the church. The only responsibility the presiding authority has is to ensure that the prayer is said correctly, and that all have had the opportunity to partake. Certainly not to make sure he is the first one to do so.]]>