Monday, May 5, 2008

Forgiving Others

I read a chapter each from the Book of Mormon and the New Testament online every day, and when I click on the "Completed" link, it takes me to where there is a quote, usually from General Conference. I really liked this one, and wanted to share it:

"What is our response when we are offended, misunderstood, unfairly or unkindly treated, or sinned against, made an offender for a word, falsely accused, passed over, hurt by those we love, our offerings rejected? Do we resent, become bitter, hold a grudge? Or do we resolve the problem if we can, forgive, and rid ourselves of the burden? The nature of our response to such situations may well determine the nature and quality of our lives, here and eternally. A courageous friend, her faith refined by many afflictions, said to me only hours ago, “Humiliation must come before exaltation.” It is required of us to forgive. Our salvation depends upon it."
--Marion D. Hanks, "Forgiveness The Ultimate Form of Love", Ensign Jan. 1974, 20


annahannah said...

Did you ever notice that when you open your page, the bubble for blakely appears before blakely. And then, hesheit zooms into the bubble. I love it and look for it every time.

Oh, forgiveness is good (to be on topic)

Braden said...

hesheit is a very cool expression, but don't you think it comes close to profanity?

annahannah said...

only in dirty minds looking for it. :)