Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Expressing Love

  • "Remember, loving them is the powerful foundation for influencing those you want to help. … As a companion to that love, trust them. In some cases it may seem difficult to trust, but find some way to trust them. The children of Father in Heaven can do amazing things when they feel trusted. Every child of God in mortality chose the Savior’s plan. Trust that given the opportunity, they will do so again."

    —Richard G. Scott, "I Have Given You an Example"
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  • "The Savior taught us to love not only our friends but also those who disagree with us—and even those who repudiate us. He said: "For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? … And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others?" The Prophet Joseph Smith warned us to "beware of self-righteousness" and to enlarge our hearts toward all men and women until we feel "to take them upon our shoulders." In the gospel of Jesus Christ, there is no place for ridicule, bullying, or bigotry."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "Spiritual Whirlwinds"
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  • "Friends, especially my young friends, take heart. Pure Christlike love flowing from true righteousness can change the world."

    —Jeffrey R. Holland, "The Cost—and Blessings—of Discipleship"
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  • "Reaching out to rescue one another, under any condition, is an eternal measure of love."

    —Ronald A. Rasband, "The Joyful Burden of Discipleship"
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  • "The unselfish give of themselves. These may be small gifts of charity that have a grand impact for good: a smile, a handshake, a hug, time spent in listening, a soft word of encouragement, or a gesture of caring. All these acts of kindness can change hearts and lives. When we take advantage of the unlimited opportunities to love and serve our fellowmen, including our spouse and family, our capacity to love God and to serve others will greatly increase."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Are You Sleeping through the Restoration"
    Topics: Expressing Love

  • "Forgiveness should go hand in hand with love. In our families, as well as with our friends, there can be hurt feelings and disagreements. Again, it doesn’t really matter how small the issue was. It cannot and should not be left to canker, to fester, and ultimately to destroy. Blame keeps wounds open. Only forgiveness heals."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Love- the Essence of the Gospel"
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  • "There are many attributes which are manifestations of love, such as kindness, patience, selflessness, understanding, and forgiveness. In all our associations, these and other such attributes will help make evident the love in our hearts"

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Love- the Essence of the Gospel"
    Topics: Expressing Love