Hanks on Forgiveness
Some quotes take a little more time to parse. This quote was shared with me by a friend and I found it difficult to understand at first reading. But I think it was worth the effort, small as it was. The quote comes from Marion D. Hanks. Elder Hanks is actually quoting some unnamed source. The subject is the love of Christ that yields forgiveness.
Someone has written: “… the withholding of love is the negation of the spirit of Christ, the proof that we never knew him, that for us he lived in vain. It means that he suggested nothing in all our thoughts, that he inspired nothing in all our lives, that we were not once near enough to him to be seized with the spell of his compassion for the world.”