FORGIVENESS

13 February 2022

Discussion:
  1. 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.”
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. If we do not forgive, where do the feelings of anger and vengeance go? Do they go away?
  5. Is forgiveness a spiritual gift or an acquired godly virtue?
  6. 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?
  7. 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.