Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently. - 1 Pet. 1:22
"Love is the essence of the gospel and the guiding light for a Christlike life," declared Elder Hans B. Ringger of the Seventy at April 1990 general conference
"It not only teaches us to look upward but also to look around us. Our heart, might and mind must be dedicated to the Lord and to our fellow men, women and children. But what does that really mean? . . . It means that we live the example of the good Samaritan, who was free of prejudice and excuses and therefore truly loved his neighbor."