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“Come, Follow Me” by Practicing Christian Love and Service

“Come, Follow Me” by Practicing Christian Love and Service
As the Savior’s latter-day disciples, we come unto Him by loving and serving God’s children.
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As the Savior’s latter-day disciples, we come unto Him by loving and serving God’s children… Our Christian love and service naturally begin in the home… As we follow Jesus Christ, His love motivates us to support each other on our mortal journey. We cannot do it alone. You have heard me share the Quaker proverb before: Thee lift me, I’ll lift thee, and we’ll ascend together eternally. As disciples, we begin to do this when we are baptized, showing our willingness “to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light.”

There is another special way disciples show their love for the Savior. Today I pay tribute to all who serve the Lord as caregivers. How the Lord loves you! In your quiet, unheralded service, you are following Him who promised, “Thy Father who seeth in secret, himself shall reward thee openly.”

I think of my neighbor whose wife was afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Every Sunday he would help her dress for Church meetings, comb her hair, apply her makeup, even put on her earrings. In rendering this service, he was an example to every man and woman in our ward—in fact, for the world. One day his wife said to him, “I just want to see my husband again and be with him.” He answered, “I am your husband.” And she sweetly replied, “Oh, good!”

Just before the Savior’s Crucifixion, He taught His Apostles: “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you.”

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Read the full talk here.