I felt the same thing when I was released from my mission. It was an almost palpable loss.
"Elmer L. Fairbank" wrote: > At 02:55 10/24/2002 +0000, St Stephen wrote: > > >If a man who has previously served as elder's quorum president, then > >been released, is again called to serve, he does not need to have the > >keys given him. He already has them. The same applies to a former bishop > >who is called to serve again as bishop, or a former stake president > >called to serve again as stake president, etc. Mark, Larry, Till, > >correct me if I'm wrong, but this is my understanding. > > My understanding is that this is not correct. The priesthood office > remains but the keys to function in that role/stewardship are removed. Who > was it at conference told of being bishop and losing his date night. He > also said that after he was released it was impossible for him to give > counsel as he had. I have actually felt the mantle of authority leave (a > phenomenon I would describe as being physical, replaced by a stupor of > thought, our current state) when released from leadership callings. > > Till the no-longer enlightened > > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland “We do not think that there is an incompatibility between words and deeds; the worst thing is to rush into action before the consequences have been properly debated…To think of the future and wait was merely another way of saying one was a coward; any idea of moderation was just an attempt to disguise one’s unmanly character; ability to understand a question from all sides meant that one was totally unfitted for action.” – Pericles about his fellow-Athenians, as quoted by Thucydides in “The Peloponessian Wars” Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// 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 ==^^===============================================================