This week on social media, Church leaders shared messages about sharing God’s love through acts of service, attending the temple and not comparing oneself to others.
On March 22, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared a recent experience between his wife, Sister Harriet Uchtdorf, and a sister missionary in a Twitter thread.
While he and his wife were in Milan, Italy, they met with several missionaries. During this meeting, Sister Uchtdorf embraced this sister missionary in a big hug, as she often does according to Elder Uchtdorf.
Later, in correspondence with her mother, she said that Sister Uchtdorf’s hug felt just like her own mother was hugging her.
This made Elder Uchtdorf think, “Don't we all have a responsibility to love one another in a way that allows us to feel closer to our Heavenly Parents?”
Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president, shared a video on Facebook on March 14 about keeping the commandment to love one another.
“Have you ever thought about the commandments as a gift of love?” the post read. “The Savior said simply, ‘If ye love me, keep my commandments’ (John 14:15). But why? Because He loves YOU! He wants you to be happy.”
Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, shared a video on Facebook on March 20 about the danger of comparing oneself to others.
Sister Craig wrote, “Our differences are meant to bless one another’s lives, not diminish each other’s self-worth. When we focus on Jesus Christ and sincerely try to do our best, the Holy Ghost will testify to our hearts and minds that we are not only enough, we are worth it.”
Sister Lisa L. Harkness, first counselor in the Primary general presidency, shared a message about the recent changes for age progression in Primary. “There are many spiritual benefits as they focus on the blessings of the temple and the priesthood at an earlier age,” she said in the March 16 Facebook post.
“What a rich experience families and children can have together as they engage in family history work and then take their family names to the temple.”