Though Samuel’s main focus during this evening’s teaching is forgiveness, “an issue that tends to hold up the living and the dead,” he touches on several other issues as well. The topics discussed include: why our expectations, rather than the actions or words of another, need to be forgiven; how we can change our expectations; eliminating situations that will require forgiveness by acknowledging and communicating our expectations; understanding the role expectations play in creating painful real-life situations; why those closest to us are the most difficult to communicate with; recognizing fear as the root of our anger in any given situation; the negative impact of our expectation that others value, love, or appreciate us; knowing when you have forgiven and what forgiveness “looks like;” forgiveness as an act of love; the life review we go through immediately after death; and learning to recognize the many aspects of a situation in which forgiveness is needed.