Friday, April 24, 2015

What Does Repentance Mean to YOU?

This week, I was working on Choice and Accountability #4:

Read about repentance in Isaiah 1:18Alma 26:2234:30–35Moroni 8:25–26; and Doctrine and Covenants 19:15–2058:42–43. Record in your journal what repentance means to you. Study the process of repentance, pray for guidance, and apply the principles of repentance in your life.

Simple, right? Yes, it is. 

However, I started thinking more deeply when I got to the journaling part. What does repentance really mean to me? I know it's something deep, something not easily described in words. But what words could, even remotely, transfer what I feel to paper? What am I certain of about repentance?

So, I compiled a list that I think is probably the closest thing to my feelings I can get. Oh, why is the English language--or any language, for that matter--so limited?!

I know that repentance is a way to take away every mistake. In the words of Sister Julie B. Beck, former Relief Society General President, "Repentance is like a giant eraser, and it can erase permanent ink!" It is the key to the Atonement, and the Atonement is the key to heaven and eternal life. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

(P.S. No, I do not have a grandfather clock yet.)

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