“Repentance,” Liahona, Oct. 2008, 33


Through the Savior’s Atonement, you can receive forgiveness and be cleansed from your sins when you repent. Confess your sins to the Lord and to those you have wronged. If the sins are serious, you also need to confess them to your bishop.

“Our sincere desire should be to have both clean hands and a pure heart—both a remission of sins from day to day and to walk guiltless before God. Clean hands alone will not be enough when we stand before Him who is pure and who, as ‘a lamb without blemish and without spot’ (1 Peter 1:19), freely spilled His precious blood for us.”

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Clean Hands and a Pure Heart,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2007, 82.

washing dirty hands

Photograph by Craig Dimond

Mormon Message

Repentance Is Strong Soap

But it feels so good to be clean (see Isaiah 1:18).