The Twelve Steps: Step 8

Step 8 - Key Principle

Make a written list of all persons you have harmed and become willing to make restitution to them. Blog

Step 8 - Action Step

Forgive yourself and others; make a list of people you might have offended or harmed Blog

Step 8 - Action Step

Seek the gift of charity; pray for others Blog

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"I will speak briefly of the principle of repentance. How grateful I am for the understanding we have of this great principle. It is not a harsh principle, as I thought when I was a boy. It is kind and merciful. The Hebrew root of the word means, simply, "to turn," or to return, to God. Jehovah pled with the children of Israel: "Return . . . and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful . . . and I will not keep anger for ever. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God." When we acknowledge our sins, confess them and forsake them, and turn to God, He will forgive us."

— Richard G. Hinckley

General Conference April 2006