Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What They Said - President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The Merciful Obtain Mercy

  • Growing Concern of all members and even the world
  • Virtue of the word of God has more effect than anything else
  • Cain was the first to have envy and hate, murdering his own brother.
  • Everyone has been touched by the effect of contention,... , revenge
  • It is easy to judge others in order to justify our dark motives
  • We all depend on the Savior, his infinite eternal Atonement
  • Though we cannot look into a person’s heart we assume that we know a bad person.
  • Those that pass judgement on others are inexcusable.
  • Refusing to forgive is a grievous sin
  • “I the Lord will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men” (Doctrine & Covenants 64:10)
  • Includes forgiving ourselves.
  • “Stop it” Stop judging others, and replace judgmental thoughts and feelings with a heart full of love
  • Don’t judge me because I sin different than you” (bumper sticker)
  • We all depend on the mercy of God
  • Should we not forgive as we wish to be forgiven?
  • Forgiving ourselves and others is not easy.  For most of us it requires a major adjustment in our attitude                    and way of thinking.  Even a change of heart.
  • “Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world” (John 5:4)
  • The more we allow the love of God to govern our emotions... the easier it is to love others.
  • “It is easy to love those that love us” (Luke 6:32)
  • “Love your enemies, bless those that curse you” (Matt 5:44)
  • Self test
  • Do you harbor a grudge against someone else?
  • Do you gossip (even when what you say might be true)?
  • Do you exclude or push away others because of something they have done?
  • Do you secretly envy another?
  • Do you wish to cause harm to someone?
  • STOP IT
  • “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone” (John 8:7)
  • Let us do good unto all men.
  • Let us return good for evil
  • “Vengeance is mine”
  • In the end, it is the merciful who obtain mercy
  • We must let go of our grievances.
  • Heaven is filled with those who are forgiven and who forgive