From the Children’s Songbook, a song goes …
I’m trying to be like Jesus; I’m following in his ways.
I’m trying to love as he did, in all that I do and say.
At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice,
But I try to listen as the still small voice whispers,
“Love one another as Jesus loves you.
Try to show kindness in all that you do.
Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought,
For these are the things Jesus taught.”
Henry B. Eyring gave these counsel in the just recently concluded General Conference:
“First, I give counsel to husbands and wives.”
“Pray for the love which allows you to see the good in your companion. Pray for the love that makes weaknesses and mistakes seem small. Pray for the love to make your companion’s joy your own. Pray for the love to want to lessen the load and soften the sorrows of your companion.”
“Now I give counsel to the parents of a wandering child. The Savior is the perfect example of persisting in love. You remember His words of comfort to the people among the Nephites who had rejected His earlier invitation to come to Him. He spoke to the survivors of the destruction which came after His Crucifixion: “O ye house of Israel whom I have spared, how oft will I gather you as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, if ye will repent and return unto me with full purpose of heart.”
“Now, here is my counsel to children.
The Lord gave you a commandment with a promise:”
“Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.”
“It is the only one of the Ten Commandments with a promise. You may not have parents that are living. In some cases, you may not feel that your parents are worthy of the honor and respect of their children. You may not even have ever known them. But you owe them life. And in every case, even if your life is not lengthened, its quality will be improved simply by remembering your parents with honor.”
May we all strive to be like Jesus …
May we have the humility to see the things we’ve done wrong, and the courage to ask for forgiveness to those we have wronged;
May we strive to cultivate a grateful heart, and give appreciation for all the things we have;
May we be kinder one with another, mindful of the feelings of others;
May we see more of the good in others;
May we strive to be more tolerant of others weaknesses and faults, as we hope God would be with ours;
May we be deliverers of hope;
May we give strength to the weak;
and may others see God in us … in our works, words, and deeds!
We need not be perfect, yet. We just have to keep on trying …
to be like Jesus ♥♥♥
(From President Henry B. Eyring’s Conference Address)