I love this concept. Is the "quote" your own?Orson wrote:What if it is just the first chapter of the story, and we have the wrong idea about how it will turn?
What if we need to follow the teachings of Christ to experience the mighty change of heart that will prompt us to say out of love for our brothers: "let him take my place in the kingdom, I could not bear to live in glory when this my brother is out in the dark."
What if our truly following Christ and becoming perfectly loving selfless beings will save all men in the end?
Regarding endless torment. I particularly like the message in D&C 19:6-12:
So first, we've no need to worry about people in endless torment. It doesn't mean that there will be no end to it. Maybe this also applies to the 1/3rd.6 Nevertheless, it is not written that there shall be no end to this torment, but it is written endless torment.
7 Again, it is written eternal damnation; wherefore it is more express than other scriptures, that it might work upon the hearts of the children of men, altogether for my name’s glory.
8 Wherefore, I will explain unto you this mystery, for it is meet unto you to know even as mine apostles.
9 I speak unto you that are chosen in this thing, even as one, that you may enter into my rest.
10 For, behold, the mystery of godliness, how great is it! For, behold, I am endless, and the punishment which is given from my hand is endless punishment, for Endless is my name. Wherefore—
11 Eternal punishment is God’s punishment.
12 Endless punishment is God’s punishment.
More interesting than just this application is the clear statement in 6-7 that the Lord says that we should stop taking everything so literally. Just because he said something that we think we can measure in actual terms (in this case 'endless') doesn't mean we were supposed to. He also suggests (with what sounds like a wry smile) that He doesn't always mean exactly what we think He means... but doesn't mind if our misunderstanding leads to His desired outcome for us.
These verses give us the licence to liberate ourselves from literalists in LDS lessons.