Sunday, November 24, 2013

Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light

Forgiveness is freeing up and putting to better use the energy once consumed by holding grudges, harboring resentments, and nursing unhealed wounds. It is rediscovering the strengths we always had and relocating our limitless capacity to understand and accept other people and ourselves. –Dr. Sidney Simon, Forgiveness: How to Make Peace with Your Past and Get On with Your Life

From the Deseret News, August 1, 2012
Chris Williams made a decision as he stared out his shattered windshield at the overturned car, fully and painfully aware that his wife, their unborn son, 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter were dead.

He decided to forgive the driver who caused the accident.

I hope you will take a minute to watch this inspiring story.

More about Chris Williams:
Chris Williams on
A Year of Forgiveness, Deseret News, originally published December 28, 2007
Father Relies on Faith, Deseret News, August 1, 2012
Let It Go, LDS Living, December 4, 2012