The example they give is an event in 1891 where Lorenzo Snow raised a child from the dead.
I read the example and I asked myself both what I am expect to expect of myself, and what it is fair to expect from leaders based on this story.
If I experience great sorrow, should I expect an Apostle to come and comfort me? Do I have the right to expect them to raise the dead if I have a child die?
If not, what is the point of the example?
I ask myself questions like that.
Since this is the sole time that Elder Snow raised the dead I don't think that (that I should expect the dead to be raised) is a fair expectation. Since during times of great loss I ended up without even a home teacher until God sent us Alan Black. I don't think it is probable that I should expect more.
But what should I learn to expect from myself then? What do I learn from that story if not what to expect from leaders? Taking the story deeper than the surface, what should I do in likening that example to myself in doing what I should do?
What do you think?
- What is important to pay attention to.
- What are we to care about and to do first?
- What should we expect of others?
- What should we expect of ourselves?
- How do we expect the things we should expect?