Whatever we’ve done to upset someone, apologize to them.
Whatever someone else has done to upset, offend, or even hurt us, forgive them.
If we don’t feel like apologizing, we should prayerfully reconsider.
Apologizing and forgiving doesn’t mean we need or will forget—Being able to remember is what protects us from making the same mistake
Humility is how we become like our Savior.
Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do—Does that sound familiar?
Of course, it does. They are the words of the Master.
“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”
We learn as we read Luke 23:42–43, “Today Shalt Thou Be with Me in Paradise.”
What do we know about forgiveness? Well, when Jesus was on the cross, a thief who also was being crucified said, “Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom” Luke 23:42.
What did the Lord say to this? According to Luke 23:43, the Lord replied, “Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
Are we the bigger person? I guess it depends on our relationship with the Savior.
Some of us are content to let the situation remain. I am not here to give a personal opinion or tell you what Mike thinks. I’m here to provide facts from the Lord.
The Lord said: “Ye ought to forgive one another; for he that forgiveth not his brother his trespasses standeth condemned before the Lord; for there remaineth in him the greater sin. I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men” (Doctrine and Covenants 64:9–10).
Apologize and forgive. This will allow the Lord to help us move forward. Sometimes we don’t understand how we can do this, and we don’t have to. We need to put our trust in the Lord to make everything sweet for us when He returns—He will if we do as He requires.
There is peace in Christ when we do these things.
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