A thought from the scriptures

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. - 1 John 3:18

"God so loved that He gave; Christ so loved that He gave," Elder Marion D. Hanks, then of the Presidency of the Seventy, said at October 1990 general conference.

"We are here on this earth to learn, after the example of the Father and the Son, to love enough to give - to use our agency unselfishly. We are here to learn to do the will of the Father."

"The love we speak of is not just a word or a feeling or a sentiment . . . .

" . . . We are speaking of choosing a course of sharing, of giving, of graciousness, of kindness, not as optional elements of the gospel, but as the heart of it. . . . Jesus said, `Behold I am the light which ye shall hold up - that which ye have seen me do.' (3 Ne. 18:24.)"

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