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colourfulmormon:

We really do need to remember that while we are commanded to forgive sin and judge not, that does not mean that we condone sin. We know what is wrong and what is right, and forgiving ourselves and others who sin does not mean that we feel it is ok to sin, only that we understand that we are not perfect.

love the quote and the commentary. To expand the quote a bit

Just as Christ understood and taught, individuals must remember — even though many in the modern culture seem to forget — that there is a crucial difference between the commandment to forgive sin, which Christ had an infinite capacity to do, and the warning against condoning it, which He never ever did even once.”

Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, “Love your enemies.” It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies.
Martin Luther King Jr., A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. (via mormoncenteredthought)

hotstuffhufflepuff:

My therapist said something I really like today. People are always telling you that you should be thankful for people who treat you wrong, because they make you a better person, but you don’t owe them ANY gratitude. You’re a better person because of yourself, not because of them. So give the gratitude to yourself for making it through that person’s idiocy.

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