A while ago I reported concerning the dearth of white shirts in a certain continental European ward (“In the colonies, the locals quietly rebel against imperial attire“).
My spy in the ward sends the following update:
Ever since Ward Council this week, the Ward’s tradition of eschewing the white-shirted uniform of the priesthood has been under attack by a well-meaning Elder from Germany. He was disappointed by the dearth of white shirts behind the sacrament table and, going a step further than most proponents of the priesthood uniform, even suggested that the black tie he saw wrapped around an unsuspecting priest’s neck was more appropriate for a funeral, as if it were a bad thing, apparently forgetting Elder Packer when he said “I know of no meeting where the congregation is in a better state of readiness to receive revelation and inspiration from a speaker than they are at a funeral.”
To be fair to the unfortunate among us, he did offer to donate the stash of white shirts from apartments around the mission to supply any priesthood holder unable to afford one. I am curious how effective we are going to be in building good will in the coming months.
Missionaries crying repentance in Ward Council. Always fun.