Friday, August 14, 2009

Experiencing the Sweet Peace of Forgiveness

"Sometimes we carry unahppy feelings about past hurts too long. We spend too much energy
dwelling on things that have passed and cannot be changed. We struggle to close the door and let go of the hurt. If, after time, we can forgive whatever may have caused the hurt, we will tap 'into a life giving source of comfort'through the Atonement, and the 'sweet peace' of forgiveness will be ours." James E. Faust, "My Journey To Forgiving" Ensign, February 1997.

"Some injuries are so hurtful and deep that healing comes only with help from a higher power and hope for perfect justice and restitution in the next life...You can tap into that higher power and receive precious comfort and sweet peace." (now)- James E. Faust, Instrument in the Hands of God. Ensign, November 2005.

The pwer of the Atonement will ease the burden of a hurt and make it easier to have sincere love and pure charity. This is "The better angels of our nature." Quote taken from Abraham Lincoln in his first Innaugural Address. March 4, 1861.

"It is easier to forgive and to forget than to carry the burden of an offense."---Ray B. Kapp

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