Elder Jeffrey R. Holland October 2017 LDS General Conference talk. “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father … in heaven is perfect” [Matthew 5:48]. Such celestial goals seem beyond our reach. Yet surely the Lord would never give us a commandment He knew we could not keep. I believe that Jesus did not intend His sermon on this subject to be a verbal hammer for battering us about our shortcomings. No, I believe He intended it to be a tribute to who and what God the Eternal Father is and what we can achieve with Him in eternity.