It is partially an issue of maturity/age: placing those who have not had a line authority position requiring HP status, into the HP quorum/group, in order to strengthen the individual and also to strengthen the quorum.
This happens depending upon the make up of the quorums/groups in a ward/branch. If a unit has tons of MP, then there's no problem in moving a mature member into the higher quorum, where that person will fill more comfortable. Secondly, the reality is: training in the elder's quorum tends to be on a more basic level, due to the fact that one has all the newly baptized 3 month elders and adult aged priests in the quorum. The HP quorum, besides getting the needed sleep, should also be getting a higher level of doctrinal teaching. BTW, the "sleeping" one sees us doing is actually the quorum receiving revelation from on high. We're actually in a trance.... ;-) Some strength needs to be left in an elder's quorum, but as long as there are a bunch of experienced 40-something elders in the quorum, it usually keeps younger brethren from opportunities of presidency and growth. I'm very glad to have lived in Montgomery all these years, as it has given me huge opportunities of growth in the quorums. I would have never imagined I'd be in a bishopric at 28 years of age, for example. Our elders quorums tend to be very young here, as there just aren't a lot of bodies, and so people quickly get called into positions of line authority requiring HP ordination. But it forces all of us to step up to the plate and serve. K'aya K'ama, Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Marc: Okay, this is all very interesting and very useful (and I mean that sincerely), so let me ask another question: what about those of us who are unlikely, for one reason or another (assuming, of course, that we're reasonably righteous, temple-recommend-holding active members) are highly unlikely to hold a position of line authority. Why are people like that ordained to High Priests. ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================