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  • D&C 64:9-11 (he that forgiveth not...greater sin...of you it is required to forgive all men)
  • Matt 18:21-35 (till seven times?...seventy times seven -- story of king and servants -- forgive...every one his brother his trespasses)
  • Mark 11:25-26 (if ye do not forgive, neither will your father...)
  • Luke 6:37 (forgive, and ye shall be forgiven)
  • Luke 23:34 (Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do)
  • 2 Cor 2:7 (contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him)
  • Col 3:13 (even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye)
  • 1 Ne 7:20-21 (I did frankly forgive them)
  • Mosiah 26:29-31 (as often as my people repent will I forgive them)
  • D&C 42:25 (he that has committed adultery and repents...thou shalt forgive).

When you decide not to forgive someone, you're putting yourself in the place of God!

NYT, 5-22-01: "To Err May Be Human; To Forgive Is Good for You" by Erica Goode. Dr. Robert Karen, a phychotherapist has written the book "The Forgiving Self: The Road from Resentment to Connection." "I thought the topic was kind of square. It seemed like an issue that was moralistic and sappy and all about religion and being nice" ...but then he researched and found all the health benefits, etc. from forgiving others.

C.S. Lewis "Mere Christianity" p. 104-108: Chapter on forgiveness. Discussing forgiving others in a different light including: you love yourself but hate your own actions, so do the same to others; war is necessary, but if you hear some enemy get hurt, what do you think; do you punish because you like to.