Love is a feeling of deep devotion, concern, and affection. The greatest example of God's love for His children is found in the infinite Atonement of Jesus Christ. Love for God and fellow men is a characteristic of disciples of Jesus Christ.
We manifest our love for Heavenly Father by keeping His commandments and serving His children. Our expressions of love for others may include being kind to them, listening to them, mourning with them, comforting them, serving them, praying for them, sharing the gospel with them, and being their friend.
Our love for those around us increases when we remember that we are all children of God—that we are spirit brothers and sisters. The love that results from this realization has the power to transcend all boundaries of nation, creed, and color.
—See True to the Faith (2004), 96–97
"Love One Another"
James M. Paramore, Ensign, May 1981, 53–54
When God's love is known and felt and His commandments followed, the results are always the same. There is a newness of life—a spiritual awakening—that comes to man.
"Reach Out to Our Father's Children"
Jack H. Goaslind, Ensign, May 1981, 59–60
True brotherly love is essential to our happiness and to world peace. We must love one another and unselfishly share our gifts, talents, and resources.
"Love Takes Time"
Marvin J. Ashton, Ensign, Nov. 1975, 108–10
Love demands action if it is to be continuing. Love is a process. Love is not a declaration.
"The First and Great Commandment"
Robert F. Orton, Liahona, Jan. 2002, 94–95; or Ensign, Nov. 2001, 81–82
Given the purpose of our existence, if we do not love God and neighbor, whatever else we do will be of little eternal consequence.
"How Do We Show Our Love?"
Thomas S. Monson, Liahona, Feb. 1998, 2–7; or Ensign, Jan. 1998, 2–6
As we love our God, as we love our neighbor, we can be the recipients of our Heavenly Father's love.
"The Doorway of Love"
Thomas S. Monson, Liahona, Oct. 1996, 2–7; or Ensign, Oct. 1996, 2–7
The desire to lift, the willingness to help, and the graciousness to give come from a heart filled with love.
"And the Greatest of These Is Love"
Gordon B. Hinckley, Tambuli, Aug. 1984, 1–6; or Ensign, Mar. 1984, 2–5
The principle of love is the basic essence of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Without love of God and love of neighbor there is little else to commend the gospel to us as a way of life.
David B. Haight, Ensign, Nov. 1982, 10–12
Knowing that we should love is not enough. But when knowledge is applied through service, love can secure for us the blessings of heaven.
Guide to the Scriptures
Gospel Principles, Chapter 30
"Love and Service"
Duties and Blessings of the Priesthood: Part A, Lesson 33
"Love, Charity, and Service"
The Latter-day Saint Woman: Part A, Lesson 8