Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Since we get to celebrate LOVE today I thought I would share this wonderful article about love:

"Love All" by David B. Haight

Here is a sneak peak of the article! Click on the link above to read the article in it's entirety!

I believe our Father planted into the soul of man a special ingredient which, if used, will influence him toward heavenly things. Families or individuals wondering how to better share the gospel or to show deeper concern for new members, or missionaries wanting to touch the hearts of those they are teaching, have available to them this heavenly influence. That special ingredient instilled in each of us may bring to us our greatest joy. It will overcome fear, peer pressure, hatred, selfishness, evil, and even sin. This special ingredient must be nurtured as the tiny mustard seed; it is powerful beyond words and was taught by the Savior himself when asked which was the great commandment of the Law. He said:

“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

“This is the first and great commandment.

“And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

“On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matt. 22:37–40.)

Love is this divine ingredient. It alone describes what can be our perfect relationship to our Heavenly Father and our family and neighbors, and the means by which we accomplish His work.

I really like how he calls love a "special ingredient." It really is! When we show love for our Heavenly Father, our Savior, and our fellow men everything else falls into place! I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day pondering

2 comments:

  1. Love-ly thoughts! (ha ha) It was a fun Valentines day wasn't it? I'm glad we could celebrate together. Nick and I thoroughly enjoyed our lovey-dovey note sharing. It was fun for us to read recent notes to each other as well as past notes from when we started our love box. I think Valentines should last all month long!

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  2. You should make it last all month long! Or at least the first 14 days. I'll have to email you the website that celebrates 14 days of Valentine's. I bet you would enjoy it! Thanks for an awesome vacation. It was so fun to hang out, try all your yummy recipes (I love the avocado & banana breakfast), and meet our cute nephew! We really appreciate you letting us stay with you!

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