(December 1, 2015)
Forgiveness from sins, because of the Atonement, is a surprisingly easy thing to receive. It feels somewhat counterintuitive that mercy’s reach could be so broad, but the examples we have from the scriptures makes that clear. In this Section we see that the obeying the voice of the Lord and receiving counsel from His servants is sufficient to have sins forgiven. We have similar examples throughout the scriptures – it seems that the moment we truly seek to turn our wills over to the Lord and obey Him, forgiveness is available.
Of course, this just highlights the fact that the larger challenge is receiving sanctification (or the change in our natures) rather than merely (merely! – as if it were a small thing) justification (or forgiveness for our sins).