(This is an excerpt from Face to Face: Seeking a Personal Relationship with God by S. Michael Wilcox.
“Enoch watches as God weeps over the ‘residue’ of people left after Zion has been translated into the peace of God’s presence. These are the wicked, yet God weeps with profound sorrow over their sufferings. As the vision continues, Enoch seeks to understand the mind and heart of God and his reason for such grief. ‘These are my creations, my children,’ the Lord explains. ‘They are suffering. They are miserable and I so wanted them to be happy; to love each other and choose me as their Father. In time all the heavens and all their inhabitants will weep as they see the sufferings of men.’ When this understanding is reached—when it penetrates to Enoch’s core, he becomes one, heart and mind, with his Creator. God fills him with the desire of an Eternal Father for his children in their sufferings. It is one of the most powerful face-to-face moments in sacred writ. My most beloved verse of all scripture follows: ‘And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto Enoch, and told Enoch all the doings of the children of men; wherefore Enoch knew, and looked upon their wickedness, and their misery, and wept and stretched forth his arms, and his heart swelled wide as eternity; and his bowels yearned; and all eternity shook’ (Moses 7:41.)”
(S. Michael Wilcox, Face to Face: Seeking a Personal Relationship with God [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013], 115).