Monday, March 8, 2010

Analogy on the need for continuing repentance

I was studying the scriptures this morning and I thought of a good teaching analogy for showing how it is necessary to continue to repent. Once we have washed our clothes, do we say that we never need to wash them again? No, we wear our clothes and even when we try to avoid getting dirty, we still have to wash them because dust gets on them and they get smelly and sweaty when we work hard. So too we have to continue to repent even after we've been baptized and forgiven of our sins. The nature of life itself, even when we try hard to avoid sinning, will make it necessary to continue to repent and use the Atonement.

Image:, Picture from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, in the National Archives and Records Administration


Jared said...

That's a really nice analogy: one of those ones that makes me think, "I must have thought of that or heard it before - it's so simple!" but I probably never did. It's kind of like when you are reading the scriptures and a verse jumps out at you and you think, "Now why didn't I ever notice that scripture before?!"

Anyway, thanks for sharing the analogy, it's a good one. :)

Michaela Stephens said...

Thanks, Jared!