When a person has gone through the process that results in what the scriptures call a broken heart and a contrite spirit, the Savior does more than cleanse that person from sin. He also gives him or her new strength. That strengthening is essential for us to realize the purpose of the cleansing, which is to return to our Heavenly Father. To be admitted to his presence, we must be more than clean. We must also be changed from a morally weak person who has sinned into a strong person with the spiritual stature to dwell in the presence of God... Forsaking sins is more than resolving not to repeat them. Forsaking involves a fundamental change in the individual."
- Dallin H. Oaks, “Sin and Suffering,” Ensign, Jul 1992, 70