Love of God and Love of Family Manifest In Thoughts, Words, & Deeds


Modern Prophets Speak, Volume I, No. 12, Bednar

The relationship between love and appropriate action is demonstrated

David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve
David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve

repeatedly in the scriptures and is highlighted by the Savior’s instruction to His Apostles: “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). Just as our love of and for the Lord is evidenced by walking ever in His ways (see Deuteronomy 19:9), so our love for spouse, parents, and children is reflected most powerfully in our thoughts, our words, and our deeds (see Mosiah 4:30).

Feeling the security and constancy of love from a spouse, a parent, or a child is a rich blessing. Such love nurtures and sustains faith in God. Such love is a source of strength and casts out fear (see 1 John 4:18). Such love is the desire of every human soul.

We can become more diligent and concerned at home as we express love—and consistently show it.

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, in General Conference, October 2009

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