Elder Florence M. Johnson
When we use the word "love," do we mean what we say? If our spouse makes a bad decision do we ridicule them, using it like ammunition when disagreements arise? When our children’s behavior isn’t up to our standards, do we call them stupid or scream at them in frustration? If a coworker is caught in a negative situation, do we spread the gossip?
God gives us the definition of love in I Corinthians, chapter 13. Love is patient and kind, not boastful, envious or rude, and not easily moved to anger. Love doesn’t keep a list of wrongs. It protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres and, love never fails.
I Corinthians 13:1-3 makes it very plain: we can prophesy, speak in tongues and give to the poor, but if we don’t have love, God’s love, these gifts and good deeds are all for nothing.
Let’s all love the way God wants us too. Spend quality time with our children and help them to learn. Forgive the mistakes of others just as God forgives our own. Instead of spreading gossip, pray. Give others the same care and respect - the love - that we want for ourselves.
God’s love never fails and if we follow His example, neither will we. “These three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (I Corinthians 13:13)
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