a) you hang around here so that your own faltering can make it easier for me to be strong,
b) you hang around here so that my faltering will make it easier for you to be strong, or
c) I’m showing the beginning effects of sleep deprivation]]>
After the bow incident however, he lost a lot of that authority and never got it back. His murmuring de-legitimized him in the eyes of all his children, including Laman and Lemuel.
From this point in the story, it becomes Nephi’s show. He is now the one making the decisions. Lehi fades into obscurity. It’s partly his own fault, of course. But it’s still unfortunate.]]>
That’s what I was trying to get at.]]>
Was it easy – no! Did it make me stronger as you point out Susan – yes! As I reflect on your comments and my experience I think maybe part of it for me was it gave me something I could stand up against my father. I could be strong and he couldn’t change that.
Sometimes I think it is easier to be strong when those around you falter.]]>
I wonder then, why are the saints always instructed to gather. Is there not strength in numbers?]]>