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President Russell M. Nelson's Invitation to Forgive

Updated: Apr 28

My dear friends,

The Apostle Peter asked Jesus how many times he should forgive someone who had sinned against him, suggesting seven times. But Jesus responded not seven times, but "seventy times seven" (see Matthew 18:22).

Forgiveness is not just a one-time act but a continuous process that requires patience, compassion, and understanding. It is not always easy to forgive those who have hurt you. You can receive strength from Jesus Christ.

I invite you to remember the principle of seventy times seven and extend forgiveness to someone who has wronged you. As you do, Jesus Christ will relieve you of anger, resentment, and pain. The Prince of Peace will bring you peace.

President Russell M. Nelson

President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints



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