Joy in the Journey- The Paradox of Forgiving
We all get hurt by the thoughtless and even spiteful acts of others. This can bring tremendous heartache to our lives as we deal with the injustices of mortality. But we have not been sent here to wallow in the pain of life’s unfairness. I love the words of Elder Kevin Duncan from a recent conference. Speaking of the Savior, he said: “He has taught us that we can forgive! Even though we may be a victim once, we need not be a victim twice by carrying the burden of hate, bitterness, pain, resentment, or even revenge. We can forgive, and we can be free!” May we allow the healing balm of the Savior’s atonement to heal not only those of us who repent, but also those of us who forgive. We can see the bright and beautiful world around us even in the face of serious unjustness in our lives.