As Easter arrives again, I am impressed once more by the sacredness I feel around this holiday. Here is a quote from the April 2005 New Era by President Boyd K. Packer:
"The Lord provides ways to pay our debts to Him. In one sense we ourselves may participate in an atonement. When we are willing to restore to others that which we have not taken, or heal wounds that we did not inflict, or pay a debt that we did not incur, we are emulating His part in the Atonement."
Returning good for evil--a simple concept, yet so difficult in practice. It's no wonder that sins and mistakes and errors were a foregone conclusion. A savior needed to rescue us from... ourselves.