5 Know ye that ye must come to the knowledge of your fathers, and repent of all your sins and iniquities, and believe in Jesus Christ, that he is the Son of God, and that he was slain by the Jews, and by the power of the Father he hath risen again, whereby he hath gained the victory over the grave; and also in him is the sting of death swallowed up.
In Mormon’s final words before handing off the plates to his son, Moroni, he pleads with his readers to take the actions which will spare them from the tragic fate of his people. “Repent of all your sins and iniquities, and believe in Jesus Christ,” he urges us. The goal is not to be “good enough.” There is no minimum standard. No one will be just barely exalted. The only way to prepare for the Final Judgment is to overcome all of our sins and iniquities, through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. As Mormon says two verses later, our goal is to be “guiltless…at the judgment day.”
Today, I will remember that repentance is a continuing process. I will seek to be aware of my sins — the things that I need to stop doing and also the things that I need to start doing. I will remember that no sin is too small. I will choose to repent and I will choose believe that Jesus Christ can cleanse and sanctify me, so that I can be completely guiltless.