Tag Archives: Love

How to put selfishness in its place

The grateful man sees so much in the world to be thankful for, and with him the good outweighs the evil. Love overpowers jealousy, and light drives darkness out of his life. Pride destroys our gratitude and sets up selfishness in its place. How much happier we are in the presence of a grateful and loving soul, and how careful we should be to cultivate, through the medium of a prayerful life, a thankful attitude toward God and man!”

– Joseph F. Smith

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Christ’s Eternal Love

I too, like Paul, am persuaded.

Romans 8:

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Motivation

Sometimes we may lose sight of the motivations that should guide our living a Christ-like life. President Uchtdorf offered this reminder in the April general conference:

” there are better reasons for attending our meetings and living our lives as committed disciples of Jesus Christ.

I am here because I desire with all my heart to follow my Master, Jesus Christ. I yearn to do all that He asks of me in this great cause. I hunger to be edified by the Holy Spirit and hear the voice of God as He speaks through His ordained servants. I am here to become a better man, to be lifted by the inspiring examples of my brothers and sisters in Christ, and to learn how to more effectively minister to those in need.

In short, I am here because I love my Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.”

Love is the right motivation.  Obligation may help us develop habits but it can’t sustain them.  Sheer will power is also short lived. Only love has the sustaining power to keep us going through the good times and the bad.

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Our Greatest Challenge

Daily Message – January 29th, 2015

“As difficult as it is to live in the turmoil surrounding us, our Savior’s command to love one another as He loves us is probably our greatest challenge.”

– Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Loving Others and Living with Differences, October 2014

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