Two years ago, the Sunday School manual focused on the teachings of Pres. Lorenzo Snow. In one of the lessons, an experience was shared about Pres. Snow raising a child from the dead. In a subsequent conversation about that story, someone asked what our expectations of our leaders and ourselves ought to be with regard to the miraculous.
I have participated in hundreds of blessings over the course of my
years in the Church. Most have been nice but forgettable; a few have
been somewhat revelatory; a handful have been . . . powerfully
connective to the divine.
My expectation of leaders and myself boils down to a willingness to
put ourselves in enough situations where the revelatory and powerfully
connective might happen, even though my experiences teach me that most
of the time it will be nice but forgettable - that we will be there when
God needs to reach down in a miraculous fashion and, figuratively, show
us his hand.
My takeaway from the lesson is that Pres. Snow did that –
participated enough in the mundane that he was there for the miraculous.
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