And now the rest of it falls into place. You’re never supposed to be just for yourself. I should have recognized that.
In 1840 the Prophet Joseph sent an epistle to the Twelve wherein he taught that “love is one of the chief characteristics of Deity, and ought to be manifested by those who aspire to be the sons of God. A man filled with the love of God, is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race.” (History of the Church, 5: 227)
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Love is the beginning, the middle, and the end of the pathway of discipleship. It comforts, counsels, cures, and consoles. It leads us through valleys of darkness and through the veil of death. In the end love leads us to the glory and grandeur of eternal life.
(Wirthlin, “The Great Commandment,” October 2007 General Conference)
This blog is getting a little churchy lately, I guess. I hope that’s not a problem. Just so you know, I have no plans to turn this into the General Conference quote of the day blog or something of that nature. The secular content will continue.