The atonement of Jesus Christ is the supreme act of love, the supreme example of selfless concern for others.
My thoughts go out in gratitude to that loving Father, the Father of us all, who stands with arms out-stretched, cheering us on, asking us to come home to him and to his beloved Son, our Savior.
Knowing that we should love is not enough. But when knowledge is applied through service, love can secure for us the blessings of heaven.
Jesus said love one another. He didn't say love the whole world.
Faith is the power. Love is the motive. Obedience is the price. The Spirit is the key. And Christ is the reason.
For I am every dead thing In whom love wrought new alchemy For his art did express A quintessence even from nothingness, From dull privations, and lean emptiness He ruined me, and I am re-begot Of absence, darkness, death; things which are not.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
When the light has sharply faded And you have lost your way Let another's love guide you It can turn blackest night into day.
Affection towards clan-mates, love of children, deference to authority, disinclination to kill those who have reminded us of common humanity, even some respect for property; these features of human life do not, it seems, stem from our intellectual gifts. We share them with our cousins.
Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful.