“I Did Pour Out My Whole Soul Unto God for Them”

Brant Gardner

As noted for the people of Nephi after their revival based on the confession of Sherem, the impact of the spirit is often an impulse to share. Enos has had very personal experience, and now wants to share the knowledge and joy he has gained with his people, the Nephites. It is this turning of interest from self to others that may mark the prophetic calling. All prophets would have had experiences similar to Enos in the tangible removal of the burden of sin. What makes them prophets is their ability to turn outward for the benefit of others. A prophet is no prophet if he keeps his knowledge to himself. The calling absolutely requires that one care deeply for his brethren.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon