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Feed My Sheep

I read several passages of scripture today but the one that stuck with me was from John 21:

15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Of all He could have said, the Savior conveyed His love for us in the final instructions to His beloved Apostle. “Feed my sheep” is not just a charge to His Apostles, but an expression of the critical importance of the second great commandment. If we love the Savior we show it by loving others.

It’s really as simple as that.

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You, You, You

I really like this Facebook post from Elder D. Todd Christofferson:

“Today’s culture tells us to think first and only about ourselves. Society tells you that you’re the most important, that you deserve the best of everything, that it’s your life. They want you to believe that your life should be all about you, you, you.

It’s quite a challenge to get out of this box and think about other people. It’s sometimes a stretch for us to think as the Savior did—blessing everyone that we interact with and not worrying about what others think of us.

One of the biggest challenges in my own life has been learning to get outside myself. I have learned that we should really only be concerned about what the Lord thinks. That allows us to focus more on others and their needs—to be of service.

If I were young again, I would try to worry less about what others think of me. I would try to see myself as the Lord sees me. What higher praise can come to a man or woman than the Lord telling them, “Well done my beloved son, my beloved daughter, in whom I am well pleased”?

Wouldn’t you love to hear Him speak those words to you?”

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