Elder Florence M. Johnson
Many of us use the word love, but do we mean what we say? If our spouse makes a bad decision do we ridicule them, pulling the memory out like ammunition when disagreements arise? When our children’s school grades aren’t up to our standards do we call them stupid? If our coworker is in a negative situation, do we spread gossip?
God gives us the true definition of love in I Corinthians, Chapter 13. Love is patient and kind, not boastful or envious or rude, and not easily moved to anger. Love doesn’t keep a list of wrongs. It protects, trusts, hopes and perseveres. Best of all love never fails. I Corinthians 13:1-3 makes it very plain: we can prophesy, speak in tongues, give to the poor, and have all the faith in the world, but if we don’t have love - God’s love - these gifts and good deeds mean nothing.
Let’s all love the way God wants us to. Spend quality time with our children and help them to learn. Be forgiving of others mistakes just as God forgives our own. Instead of spreading gossip, pray. Give others the same respect and care that we want for ourselves.
Every day and in every way, let’s show our love. “These three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (I Corinthians 13:13)
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