President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaks on forgiveness in a new video released on Palm Sunday, April 2, 2023.
“As we approach Easter, my thoughts have lingered on one of the last moments of the Savior’s mortal ministry,” said President Nelson. “As He was being crucified on Calvary’s cross, the Redeemer of all mankind uttered these timeless words: ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do’” (see Luke 23:34).
President Nelson then shared a personal story of his time as a heart surgeon. He lost two of his young patients who were sisters after he operated on them. The parents blamed him for their deaths.
“For almost six decades, I was haunted by this situation,” he said. The family was unwilling to meet with him until a few years ago.
President Nelson is extending an invitation to consider forgiving someone this Easter season.
“I promise that as you forgive, the Savior will relieve you of anger, resentment and pain,” he said. “The Prince of Peace will bring you peace.”