One of my favorite quotes from President Monson. It's from October 2013 General Conference.
(I took the photo in Montana as we were driving through on our way to Utah.)
Loved Elder Christensen's talk about God's love at October 2016 General Conference. People misunderstand the concept of God's love so often.
"God will always love us, but He cannot save us in our sins."
If we didn't need to keep his commandments, repent and be "born again"/be purified, then we would bring whatever filth we might have in us into God's kingdom. If any sinner is automatically saved "because God loves everyone", then in God's kingdom there would be thiefs, adulterers, liers, etc. We have to have a desire to change and let God's grace work in us. The Holy Ghost has to sanctify us. The Atonement has to pay the price of sin.
"Repentance, then, is His gift to us, purchased at a very dear price."
Elder Christensen quotes Elder Oaks:
Elder Christensen shares the story of Helen Keller and how it relates to us. Love it: