Hi, its goodgirl124 here again, I'm wondering, if their are anybody that belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints like myself, I'm wondering is it normal to love a bishop/branch president as a friend in christ?
Well, the reason why I'm asking this, because I really look up to my branch president and respect highly. He's been there to help me through issue that I've had, and, I believe this might be his either third or fourth year I'm not sure.
When I comes to his last year I know I'm going to be emotional. Is that normal also?
I love my branch president and his wife as a friend in christ. Not only is he like the speirit, he's like a father figuresince he has four kids of his own, he is also to me, a prophet of our church.
That's the reason why I'm asking this.
Let me know.
Well, I have to answer as a Christian, rather than as an LDS, but I think that we certainly can love church leaders as if they were family members. When my husband and I were a young married couple, living a long way away from our own families, our minister and his wife were very much like surrogate parents for us. We were really grateful that they were willing to fulfil that role.
The thing to do is to remember that they will move on (it's the same in my church too), and that the new person will not be the same, but we can't dislike them for that! Of course you can feel emotional when he leaves, but don't resent the new person for not being him. The new one will have different things to offer your community of belivers, and shouldn't be compared to a much-loved former leader.
hi of course its a good thing to love your branch president I also love mine and the other members as well of course ts a sisterly gospel love ...he will leave and move on and you will miss him then another president will take his place ..and you will come to love him as well they are wounderfull people that can be there when we nead them we have to keep them in our thoghts and prayers ...