Daily Reminder on Repentance: #20 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will strive to bring the power of the Atonement into my life.

“As you strive to repent, seek help and counsel from your parents. Serious sins, such as sexual transgression or use of pornography, need to be  confessed to your bishop.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today and tomorrow, I, ____________________, commit to seek the help and counsel of friends and family as I strive to repent.*

If I have committed any serious sins that should be confessed to my bishop, I, ____________________, commit to do so.

*For the Strength of Youth doesn’t say anything about which sins to seek help for, so I personally assume it means to seek help for any and all sins. Of course, you can still be picky about who you talk to.

“The invitation to repent is an expression of love. When the Savior “began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17), it was a message of love, inviting all who would to qualify to join Him “and enjoy the words of eternal life in this world, and eternal life [itself] in the world to come” (Moses 6:59). If we do not invite others to change or if we do not demand repentance of ourselves, we fail in a fundamental duty we owe to one another and to ourselves. A permissive parent, an indulgent friend, a fearful Church leader are in reality more concerned about themselves than the welfare and happiness of those they could help. Yes, the call to repentance is at times regarded as intolerant or offensive and may even be resented, but guided by the Spirit, it is in reality an act of genuine caring (see D&C 121:43–44).” – The Divine Gift of Repentance by D. Todd Christofferson

How can I do better today than I did yesterday?

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