Treating People the Way Christ Treats Us

Sister Marriott and others taught us to follow His example.

How can we build strong relationships with the people around us? At the April 2016 general conference, leaders taught powerfully that we can connect with others—family, friends, or even strangers—by following the example of Jesus Christ. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Sister Neill F. Marriott, and Elder Kevin R. Duncan, among others, counseled us to look to the Savior as a guide in our relationships with others:

“Whatever problems your family is facing, whatever you must do to solve them, the beginning and the end of the solution is charity, the pure love of Christ. Without this love, even seemingly perfect families struggle. With it, even families with great challenges succeed.”

See President Uchtdorf’s general priesthood session address, “In Praise of Those Who Save.”

“When we ask ourselves, ‘What shall we do?’ let’s ponder this question: ‘What does the Savior do continually?’ He nurtures. He creates. He encourages growth and goodness. Women and sisters, we can do these things! Primary girls, is there someone in your family who needs your love and kindness? You build the kingdom by nurturing others too.”

See Sister Marriott’s general women’s session address, “What Shall We Do?

“One key to forgiving others is to try to see them as God sees them. At times, God may part the curtain and bless us with the gift to see into the heart, soul, and spirit of another person who has offended us. This insight may even lead to an overwhelming love for that person.”

See Elder Duncan’s Saturday morning address, “The Healing Ointment of Forgiveness.”

Learn More

  • Elder D. Todd Christofferson encouraged fathers to prioritize the needs of their families. Read or watch “Fathers.”
  • Elder Neil L. Andersen counseled us to reach out to young people who might need support living the gospel. Read “Whoso Receiveth Them, Receiveth Me.”
  • See what else is in this month’s Ensign.