Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Forgiveness

  • "We all have significant opportunity to practice Christianity, and we should try it at every opportunity. For example, we can all be a little more forgiving. In latter-day revelation the Lord said: “My disciples, in days of old, sought occasion against one another and forgave not one another in their hearts; and for this evil they were afflicted and sorely chastened. “Wherefore, I say unto you, that 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.”"

    —Howard W. Hunter, "The Beacon in the Harbor of Peace"
    Topics: Forgiveness

  • "We are to forgive to be forgiven. To wait for [others] to repent before we forgive and repent is to allow them to choose for us a delay which could cost us happiness here and hereafter."

    —Henry B. Eyring, "Do Not Delay"
    Topics: Forgiveness

  • "If you are having trouble forgiving another person or even yourself, ask God to help you. Forgiveness is a glorious, healing principle. We do not need to be a victim twice. We can forgive."

    —Kevin R. Duncan, "The Healing Ointment of Forgiveness", Ensign, May 2016
    Topics: Forgiveness

  • "Our Redeemer chooses to forgive because of His incomparable compassion, mercy, and love. Our Savior wants to forgive because this is one of His divine attributes. And, like the Good Shepherd He is, He is joyful when we choose to repent."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Repentance: A Joyful Choice", Ensign, November 2016
    Topics: Forgiveness, Repentance

  • "To forgive is not to condone. We do not rationalize bad behavior or allow others to mistreat us because of their struggles, pains, or weaknesses. But we can gain greater understanding and peace when we see with a broader perspective."

    —Kevin R. Duncan, "The Healing Ointment of Forgiveness"
    Topics: Forgiveness, Peace

  • "If we forgive others their trespasses, our Heavenly Father will also forgive us."

    —Visiting Teaching Message - July, "Divine Attributes of Jesus Christ: Forgiving and Merciful"
    Topics: Forgiveness