Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Repenting Toward Perfection

The next Conference Talk to blog about Repentance is Always Positive by President Stephen W. Owen. That's an important reminder because repentance doesn't always feel positive. It often feels sort of like a punishment: "I did something bad, and now I need to repent." But repentance isn't a punishment, and it isn't even an apology. It's change. Specifically, it's changing one's behavior for the better, and that always means a positive change. It means moving forward and becoming a better person. It means taking another step toward our ultimate goal of perfection. I suppose it could all be just a matter of perspective, but the way I see it, repentance doesn't mean that we're imperfect; it means that we don't have to stay imperfect forever.

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