“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 see ourselves in terms of yesterday and today. Our Heavenly Father sees us in terms of forever. Although we might settle for less, Heavenly Father won’t, for He sees us as the glorious beings we are capable of becoming.”

— Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, “The Great Commandment”, Oct 2007 General Conference

Apostles of Jesus Christ have testified of the Savior’s power to heal, change, and purify us through His Atonement – a spiritual truth of surpassing importance.


For some reason, we think the Atonement of Christ applies only at the end of mortal life to redemption from the Fall, from spiritual death. It is much more than that. It is an ever-present power to call upon in everyday life. When we are racked or harrowed up or tormented by guilt or burdened with grief, He can heal us. While we do not fully understand how the Atonement of Christ was made, we can experience ‘the peace of God, which passeth all understanding.’

— Elder Boyd K. Packer, “The Touch of the Master’s Hand”, April 2001 Gen’l Conference