The Power to Forgive Creates Greater Strength

Another great post from Ajay.

Throughout my life I have seen both sides to forgiveness. While neither side is a comfortable one to be in, I can testify to you that as President Faust says, "If we can find forgiveness in our hearts for those who have caused us hurt and injury, we will rise to a higher level of self-esteem and well-being."

He added that some studies show that people who are taught to forgive become “less angry, more hopeful, less depressed, less anxious and less stressed,” which leads to greater physical well-being."

I believe that the power to forgive creates a greater strength to love. We as average Mormons have come to understand that we can find it within us to forgive because we ourselves at some point, and more than once in our lives, will need to be forgiven by those we hurt or offend.

May we all continue to always seek and retain the strength to forgive, to rebuild bridges that are broken, heal hearts that are hurting, and make up for time that might be wasting so we can all experience the feeling of being a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

I love this Church, I love the gospel. I absolutely love this blog, and most importantly..I love the man who taught us how to forgive, even when he was in the most hardship of circumstances created by those who had wronged and betrayed him, Jesus the Christ. He is my Savior, and my greatest example in word and in deed. He lives, and He loves us. Proof brought to us by his sacrifice from his suffering in the Garden and on the Cross. Heavenly Father loves us. ALL of us. We are HIS children created by His hands. My love for him has no boundaries and can not ever be compromised for even the richest dollar in the world. God Bless you all.


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