Latter-day Saint Life

Why Does God Want a Broken Heart?

I used to wonder why the Lord required the sacrifice of a broken heart, why He would want us to wade through sorrow. Now I believe that the very purpose of our adversities, even of our Abrahamic tests, is to break our hearts in the precise way that makes them open to the Lord’s light and guidance. D. Todd Christofferson said, “The gospel cannot be written in your heart unless your heart is open.” (Ensign, May 2004) 

Open Hearts or Crushed Hearts? 

What opens them? Can our most difficult adversities, even our broken dreams bring the kind of broken heart that is open to the light of Christ? 

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