Monday, May 8, 2017

FHE: Forgiveness

During the adult session of stake conference this weekend, Elder Spannaus extended an invitation for us to "really study the scriptures" and to teach our families about forgiveness. During his talk, he taught that the adversary is taking away light and truth through disobedience and tradition. He said, "Our personal relationship with God is the most important relationship we can have," and admonished us not to live in the mud of the past. He taught that part of the sanctification process is changing our natures through forgiveness and repentance. Through this process, our light will grow: "That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day," D&C 50:24.

Tonight for family home evening, teach your family about forgiveness and repentance. Open the scriptures and read about what the Savior taught about forgiveness. Study the stories in the scriptures and learn about those who learned to forgive themselves or others.

Watch the short video message, "Forgive and Forget."

Then read the poem from The Friend called, "Pocket Full of Rocks." Discuss the rocks in our lives that we hold onto and what it will take to repent and change. For the activity, find some rocks and let each family member write down some things that they need to let go of in their life. Head to the lake and throw in the rocks to symbolize letting those things go.

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