Neal A. Maxwell
An excerpt from this citation stated, "Elder Maxwell, of the Quorum of
the Twelve, is endowed with an exceptional ability to translate
personal inspiration and revelation into sermons which in turn evoke
such inspiration and revelation in the lives of his listeners.
Perhaps it is not the duty of laymen to differentiate publicly among
the clearly inspired sermons of the General Authorities or others, but
it cannot be considered as speaking ill of the Lord's anointed to
applaud and commend the sustained sensitivity and inspired excellence
of Elder Maxwell's addresses to the Saints through his career as the
Church Commissioner of Education, as a General Authority, and as an
Apostle. His sermons, always carefully crafted, soar from their
grounding in the Standard Works on images and cadences which reach out
and move the whole range of Latter-day Saints as he teaches them
concepts often taught but ne'er so well expressed."