A while ago I got a phone call from someone at my church that was really offensive to me. I told this person so. This person hasn't apologized to me but I think this is more because this person thinks that what they said was not racist. This isn't something that I think about on a daily basis but this person called tonight and it made me think of the incident. I didn't answer the phone, Carl did. This person called right as I was giving the kids a little lesson. I was sharing a quote from President Gordon B. Hinckley.
"May God help us to be a little kinder, showing forth greater forbearance, to be more forgiving, more willing to walk the second mile, to reach down and lift up those who may have sinned but have brought forth the fruits of repentance, to lay aside old grudges and nurture them no more."
Gordon B. Hinckley, "Forgiveness," Ensign, Nov. 2005, 84
(emphasis my own)
I wasn't going to blog about this since I thought it might be "nurturing" the old grudge. But I promise this is the last time I'll bring it up. Lesson learned.