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Are We Haters or Forgivers?

This is a General Conference Odyssey post.

(Sunday morning session, October 1977)

 

Our society today demands tolerance from everyone, however Elder Packer’s talk on The Balm of Gilead, I think, demands an even greater attribute. The Balm of Gilead is about forgiveness.

Do we really have too many haters around us? I believe none of us are true haters. We all just keep making mistakes because we’re human. The real problem is in the forgiving.

Elder Packer simply states: “Leave it alone.” By leaving it alone we don’t make things worse. We don’t let it fester and build up into some uncontrollable thing inside us. By leaving it alone, we don’t become haters. But we must become forgivers.

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Finding Joy and Peace In Troubled Times

portrait-family-hawaii-852140-galleryOver the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a real change in what people are posting on social media. There is a thoughtfulness that I’ve never seen before. Thought provoking questions and scenarios seem to be woven into everything I read. We all seem to have realized at the same time that there are serious things happening around us over which we have little or no control. We are seeing prophesy fulfilled.

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