Through the Atonement, the Savior Gained Perfect Empathy for Us in All Our Sorrows, Pains, and Afflictions

Doctrine and Covenants 122:8

8 The Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he?

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said:

“When . . . difficult times come to us, we can remember that Jesus had to descend below all things before He could ascend above them, and that He suffered pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind that He might be filled with mercy and know how to succor His people in their infirmities (see D&C 88:6; Alma 7:11–12).”

(“This Do in Remembrance of Me,” Ensign, Nov. 1995, 69.)

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