Friday, October 24, 2008

The Temporary Nature Of Most Church Callings

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there is no paid clergy. We each have responsibility to look after each other. Some may serve as bishop, as Elders Quorum president, as Relief Society president, or as teacher of a class. Each of these responsibilities is temporary. Once a person has served for some time period, the are released and another is called in their place.

In my observation, there are three callings that never go away - at least as far as the elders go: home teaching, helping people move, and stacking chairs after meetings.

Home teachers are asked to visit each family in the Church to share a gospel message and look after their needs. These visits are to be done monthly.

There is no moving company that can compete with the efficiency of a Mormon Elders Quorum. And the price tag is usually a few pizzas.

There is no counting how many chairs a man in the Church will set up and take down over his lifetime. It may be as many as there are stars in the heavens.

1 comment:

Kyle said...

I love it. You have simplified it very well