“The repenting sinner must suffer for his sins, but this suffering has a different purpose than punishment or payment. Its purpose is change ” Elder Dallin H. Oaks ( The Lord’s Way [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1991], 223; emphasis in original).
“The great Mediator asks for our repentance not because we must ‘repay’ him in exchange for his paying our debt to justice, but because repentance initiates a developmental process that, with the Savior’s help, leads us along the path to a saintly character” Elder Bruce C. Hafen ( The Broken Heart [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1989], 149; emphasis in original).
"Those who are baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ make covenants. . . . To perform our covenant duty as the salt of the earth, we must be different from those around us." —Dallin H. Oaks, " Repentance and Change "
This is one of the best talks on the enabling power of the Atonement I have ever read. It is also very practical in the approach...In short, it is VERY, VERY, VERY good. http://speeches.byu.edu/?act=viewitem&id=1966
“The repenting sinner must suffer for his sins, but this suffering has a different purpose than punishment or payment. Its purpose is change. ” Elder Dallin H. Oaks ( The Lord’s Way [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1991], 223; emphasis in original).
“Oh, it is wonderful to know that our Heavenly Father loves us—even with all our flaws! His love is such that even should we give up on ourselves, He never will. “We [might] see ourselves in terms of yesterday and today. Our Heavenly Father sees us in terms of forever. … “The gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of transformation. It takes us as men and women of the earth and refines us into men and women for the eternities.” Joseph B. Wirthlin, “The Great Commandment,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2007, 29–30.