Joseph Smith Liberty Jail Mormon“How difficult it is for any of us to forgive those who have injured us. We are all prone ot brood on the evil done us. That brooding becomes as a gnawing and destructive canker. Is there a virtue more in need of application in our time than the virtue of forgiving and forgetting? There are those who would look upon this as a sign of weakness. Is it? I submit that it takes neither strength nor intelligence to brood in anger over wrongs suffered, one’s abilities in planning retribution. There is no peace in the nursing of a grudge. There is no happiness in living for the day when you can “get even.”

(”‘Of You It is Required to Forgive,’” Ensign, November 1980, p. 62.)

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