13 February 2022
- Scripture-based: Luke 6:36-37, “Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.”
- Let’s look at the order of Godly virtues here; first, be merciful, then don’t be judgmental, do not condemn people, and forgive. What does this order of virtues mean? Is this random?
- I have forgiven others because it is a commandment. I also felt uncomfortable with the anger I was carrying around, but I never felt mercy for the person in many instances. So what is to be done?
- If we do not forgive, where do the feelings of anger and vengeance go? Do they go away?
- Is forgiveness a spiritual gift or an acquired godly virtue?
- Some of us have suffered terrible abuse or neglect. D&C 64:8-9 After considering what has been done to us, how can we have a greater sin?
- I am not a man of many inspirations and even fewer revelations, but when I have felt forgiven by the Lord, it is a revelation and some of the sweetest experiences of my life.