Love for others

“Listening with love is one of the greatest gifts we can offer, and we may be able to help carry or lift the heavy clouds that suffocate our loved ones and friends so that, through our love, they can once again feel the Holy Ghost and perceive the light that emanates from Jesus Christ.” (Reyna I. Aburto, Relief Society General Presidency, “Thru Cloud and Sunshine, Lord, Abide with Me!”, General Conference, October 2019)

“It is an unwavering requirement of Christian disciples and Latter-day Saints to show true love to one another.” (Sharon Eubank, Relief Society General Presidency, “Christ: The Light That Shines in Darkness,” General Conference, April 2019)

“Love is made sacred through sacrifice.” (Cristina B. Franco, Primary General Presidency, “The Joy of Unselfish Service,” General Conference, October 2018)

“It is now, with our mortal limitations, that the Father asks us to love when loving is most difficult, to serve when serving is inconvenient, to forgive when forgiving is soul stretching. How? How will we do it? We earnestly reach for Heavenly Father’s help, in the name of His Son, and do things His way instead of pridefully asserting our own will.” (Neill F. Marriott, Young Women General Presidency, “Abiding In God and Repairing the Breach,” General Conference, October 2017)

“We want to be encircled in the arms of our Heavenly Father’s love and guidance, and so we put His will first and with a broken heart plead that Christ will pour streams of cleansing water into our pitcher. At first it may come drop by drop, but as we seek, ask, and obey, it will come abundantly. This living water will begin to fill us, and brimming with His love, we can tip the pitcher of our soul and share its contents with others who thirst for healing, hope, and belonging. As our inner pitcher becomes clean, our earthly relationships begin to heal.” (Neill F. Marriott, Young Women General Presidency, “Abiding In God and Repairing the Breach,” General Conference, October 2017)

“Healing emotional distance between each other will require our acceptance of God’s love, coupled with a sacrifice of our natural selfish and fearful tendencies.” (Neill F. Marriott, Young Women General Presidency, “Abiding In God and Repairing the Breach,” General Conference, October 2017)

“The building of hope and faith and even greater love between receiver and giver are inevitable results of true charity.” (Jean B. Bingham, Primary General Presidency, “I Will Bring the Light of the Gospel into My Home,” General Conference, October 2016)

“One of the most significant ways we can develop and demonstrate love for our neighbor is through being generous in our thoughts and words.” (Jean B. Bingham, Primary General Presidency, “I Will Bring the Light of the Gospel into My Home,” General Conference, October 2016)

“Our obligation and privilege is to embrace improvement in everyone as we strive to become more like our Savior, Jesus Christ.” (Jean B. Bingham, Primary General Presidency, “I Will Bring the Light of the Gospel into My Home,” General Conference, October 2016)

“Choosing to say only that which is positive about–and to–others lifts and strengthens those around us and helps others follow in the Savior’s way.” (Jean B. Bingham, Primary General Presidency, “I Will Bring the Light of the Gospel into My Home,” General Conference, October 2016)

“When we see our own imperfections more clearly, we are less inclined to view others “through a glass, darkly.” We want to use the light of the gospel to see others as the Savior does–with compassion, hope, and charity. The day will come when we will have a complete understanding of others’ hearts and will be grateful to have mercy extended to us–just as we extend charitable thoughts and words to others during this life.” (Jean B. Bingham, Primary General Presidency, “I Will Bring the Light of the Gospel into My Home,” General Conference, October 2016)

“The greatest form of charity may be to withhold judgment.” (Sandra Rogers, quoted in Jean B. Bingham, Primary General Presidency, “I Will Bring the Light of the Gospel into My Home,” General Conference, October 2016)

“I invite you to not only love each other more but love each other better.” (Bonnie D. Parkin, quoted in Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, “Sisterhood: Oh, How We Need Each Other,” General Conference, April 2014)

“We must cherish one another, watch over one another, comfort one another and gain instruction, that we may all sit down in heaven together.” (Lucy Mack Smith, quoted in Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President, “The Power, Joy, and Love of Covenant Keeping,” General Conference, October 2013)

“Take a moment to think of another daughter of God who needs encouragement to get back on the covenant path or who needs a little help to stay on the path. Ask your Father in Heaven about her. She is His daughter. He knows her by name. He also knows you, and He will tell you what she needs.” (Carole M. Stephens, Relief Society General Presidency, “We Have Great Reason to Rejoice,” General Conference, October 2013)

“As we choose to be kind, caring, generous, patient, accepting, forgiving, inclusive, and selfless, we discover we are abounding in charity.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Charity Never Faileth,” General Conference, October 2011)

“All women in Relief Society can be filled with love, knowing that their small acts of charity have a healing power for others and for themselves. They come to know with certainty that charity is the pure love of Christ and never faileth.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Charity Never Faileth,” General Conference, October 2011)

“We must love one another and serve one another. This is, in fact, the essence of discipleship in the true Church of Jesus Christ.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “The Essence of Discipleship,” General Conference, April 2011)

“When love becomes the guiding principle in our care for others, our service to them becomes the gospel in action. It is the gospel in its finest moment. It is pure religion.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “The Essence of Discipleship,” General Conference, April 2011)

“Love those in your class. Often the child who is the most disruptive needs your love the most.” (Margaret S. Lifferth, Primary General Presidency, “Respect and Reverence,” General Conference, April 2009)

“We draw closer to the Savior as we encircle others in loving arms.” (Anne C. Pingree, Relief Society General Presidency, “To Look, Reach, and Come unto Christ,” General Conference, October 2006)

“To become consistently charitable is a lifelong quest, but each act of love changes us and those who offer it.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “That We May All Sit Down in Heaven Together,” General Conference, October 2005)

“The greatest manifestation of charity is the Atonement of Jesus Christ, granted to us as a gift. Our diligent seeking for this gift requires that we not only are willing to receive it but are willing to share it as well.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “That We May All Sit Down in Heaven Together,” General Conference, October 2005)

“We simply cannot criticize, gossip, or judge and keep the pure love of Christ.” (Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President, “Choosing Charity: That Good Part,” General Conference, October 2003)

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