What would happen to us if we were subjected only to justice? (See Alma 42:14.) What is required to satisfy the demands of justice so we can return to dwell in Heavenly Father’s presence? (See Alma 42:15.) How did the Atonement of Jesus Christ “appease the demands of justice”? (See Mosiah 15:7–9.) What must we do to be able to receive the fulness of God’s mercy? (See Alma 42:13, 23, 27, 29–30; see also Alma 41:14; D&C 19:15–18.)
To help family members understand Alma 42, read Elder Boyd K. Packer’s parable of the Mediator, which is found in chapter 12 of Gospel Principles (31110). You may want to have different family members read the narration and the parts of the debtor, the creditor, and the debtor’s friend.