But ye will teach them to . . . love one another, and to serve one another.
And also, ye yourselves will succor those that stand in needof your sucor; ye will administer of your substance unto him that standeth in need; and ye will not suffer that the beggar putteth up his petition to you in vain, and turn him out to perish. - Mosiah 4:15-16"Latter-day Saints everywhere open their hearts, their homes, their purses, their lives, in service and love to others," said elder James M. Paramore of the First Quorum of the Seventy during the April 1983 general conference.
"This is not done by constraint, but by the love and joy they feel from God and for each other. Indeed, this is the essence of the gospel as the Savior lived and taught it. . . .
"Everyone who belongs to His Church wants to reach out - not because he is directed in an institutional or organizational way - to serve, love, aid, succor and care for others with kindness and genuine concern. In humble, selfless ways each of us can be a light to others who may secretly or silently be longing or even praying to find that sense of belonging. My brothers and sisters, this type of caring, of nuirturing, can never be accomplished by mandate or calendar, but comes because one has within himself that sense of belonging - feels its power, joy, goodness, and becomes concerned about all of God's children."