Of You It Is Required to Forgive
April 2012

“Of You It Is Required to Forgive,” Ensign, Apr. 2012, 58–63

Of You It Is Required to Forgive

When we forgive someone, we are relieved of a heavy burden. Moreover, forgiving is a commandment from the Lord. The Savior taught: “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” (Matthew 5:44).

In the following examples we see how the blessing of being able to forgive came to three people—one who forgave a friend who had cheated her, one who forgave an ex-spouse, and one who forgave a murderer.

Photographs by David Stoker