The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.—2 Peter 3:9
Repentance is a divine gift, and there should be a smile on our faces when we speak of it. It points us to freedom, confidence, and peace.—D. Todd Christofferson
This Day in Church History
1810: Dan Jones, later a friend of Joseph Smith and successful missionary in Wales, where he baptized some 2,000 converts, is born in Halkyn, Wales.
1899: Ezra Taft Benson, later a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and thirteenth President of the Church, is born in Whitney, Idaho.
1991: The renovated Smith Family Cemetery in Nauvoo, Illinois, is dedicated. The cemetery holds the graves of Joseph, Emma, and Hyrum Smith, as well as others. The dedication is performed under the joint direction of Elder M. Russell Ballard and President Wallace Smith, president of the RLDS Church.
What can help make your view on repentance more positive?
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.