In today’s world,
nowhere is that bedrock foundation of love needed more than in the home. And nowhere should the world find a better example of that foundation than in the homes of Latter-day Saints who have made love the heart of their family life.
To those of us who profess to be disciples of the Savior Jesus Christ, He gave this far-reaching instruction:
“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.”
If we would keep the commandment to love one another, we must treat each other with compassion and respect, showing our love in day-to-day interactions.
Love offers a kind word, a patient response, a selfless act, an understanding ear, a forgiving heart.
In all our associations, these and other such acts help make evident the love in our hearts.
Love is the very essence of the gospel, the noblest attribute of the human soul.
Love is the remedy for ailing families, ill communities, and sick nations. Love is a smile, a wave, a kind comment, and a compliment. Love is sacrifice, service, and selflessness.
Thomas S. Monson
What will you do this week to increase the feelings of love, understanding and acceptance in your home?