Thinking about Conference. Elder Christofferson's talk I really enjoyed, along with several others. He said something that ought to have dawned on me long ago, but he did make it clear. . .
“We know that it is “the sufferings and death of him who did no sin, in whom [the Father] wast well pleased; … the blood of [His] Son which was shed”. . . . that satisfies the demands of justice, extends mercy, and redeems us.”
“Having ascended into heaven, having the bowels of mercy; being filled with compassion towards the children of men; standing betwixt them and justice; having broken the bands of death, taken upon himself their iniquity and their transgressions, having redeemed them, and satisfied the demands of justice.” (Mosiah 15:9)
“Christ died not to save indiscriminately but to offer repentance. We rely “wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save”19 in the process of repentance, but acting to repent is a self-willed change. So by making repentance a condition for receiving the gift of grace, God enables us to retain responsibility for ourselves. Repentance respects and sustains our moral agency.”
I always think that He died to overcome death (which he did with His resurrection) and to take upon Himself all the sin and hurt and sickness and anything that was hurtful to us. It follows that repentance was the reason, but I did not follow far enough. Elder Christofferson makes it so clear.
Enjoying the talks again these few days after.
Sister S and I walked this morning. I jogged 5 straight-a-ways. (double-timed actually)