Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Love Others

  • "The human race is one family, and we are all, therefore, brothers and sisters. As siblings, we must see that our Heavenly Father loves His children equally, as any good earthly father would. Courtesy, kindness, generosity, and forgiveness are all elements of proper conduct among family members. Imagine the disappointment of a perfect, loving Father who sees His children treating each other badly."

    —James M. Dunn, "Words to Live By"
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  • "To the Savior there was no reservation in the definition of neighbor. Sometimes our unique Church language can be misinterpreted and appear insensitive or even condescending to our neighbors. ... We are quick to say we are accepting and inclusive in our neighborly relationships, but to some we too often come across as barely tolerating. Love of neighbor comes only after love of self and God. Let us stand tall in extending unequivocal love and respect to our neighbors."

    —H. David Burton, "Standing Tall"
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  • "Elder Russell Nelson told me once that one of the first rules of medical inquiry is “Ask the patient where it hurts. The patient,” he said, “will be your best guide to a correct diagnosis and eventual remedy.” If we listen with love, we won’t need to wonder what to say. It will be given to us—by the Spirit and by our friends."

    —Jeffrey R. Holland, "Witnesses unto Me"
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  • "Many in this world are afraid and angry with one another. While we understand these feelings, we need to be civil in our discourse and respectful in our interactions. This is especially true when we disagree. The Savior taught us to love even our enemies."

    —Quentin L. Cook, "We Follow Jesus Christ", Ensign, May 2010
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  • "This is our high and holy calling—to be agents of Jesus Christ, to love as He loved, to serve as He served."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "On Being Genuine"
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  • "God wants us to be one. God needs us to be one—covenant-keeping [children], united in the diversities of our individual lives."

    —Carole M. Stephens, "Family Is of God"
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  • "All of us should banish hateful communications and practice civility for differences of opinion."

    —Dallin H. Oaks, "Loving Others and Living with Differences"
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  • "Even as we seek to be meek and to avoid contention, we must not compromise or dilute our commitment to the truths we understand."

    —Dallin H. Oaks, "Loving Others and Living with Differences"
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