Emma said... "When the Spirit of truth touches our heart, then there is no room for doubt."
For my Institute class tomorrow night I am concentrating on "Love One Another". We are in John. If you read John he says this over and over... and it was said time and time again by our Savior.
He that loveth his brother abideth in the light..."
"For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another."
"... love one another: for love is of God"
"Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another."
"... IF we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us."
"And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also"
AND, a warning....
"If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?"
In Matt. we are told that we are also to love our enemies... (Matt. 5:44)
"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you"
Again, we are warned... Matt. 24:12
"And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Just hours before He began the painful physical and spiritual processes of the Atonement, the Savior met with His Apostles to partake of the Feast of the Passover—His Last Supper—and to give them the final instructions He would give them in mortality.
St. John 13:34-35
"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."
There is a great talk HERE by Elder Ballard on this topic if you have the time to read it...
Jesus gave us the parable of the good Samaritan... a wonderful example of "loving one another".
"Someone has written, "Love is a verb." It requires doing - not just saying and thinking. The test is in what one does, how one acts, for love is conveyed in word and deed." ~David B. Haight
I think we ALL want to be known as His disciples... SO, my question to you is this... HOW do you SHOW your love to your fellow men??? I would love for you to share any examples you feel comfortable with... quotes... anything that I might be able to use for my lesson tomorrow night. THANK YOU!
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