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Apr 4, 2010

"True love requires action. We can speak of love all day long, we can write notes and poems that proclaim it, sing songs that praise it, and preach sermons that encourage it. But until we manifest that love in action our words are nothing but a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.

When the Savior stretches out his hands, those he touches are uplifted...If we are his hands should we not do the same?

We can spend our days obsessing about the finest details of life...but should we neglect the great commandments then we are clouds without water...Without this love for God, our father, and our fellow men we are only the form of His church, without the substance.

What good is our teaching without love?...Love is what inspired our Heavenly Father to create our spirits. It is what lead our Savior to the Garden of Gethsmane to make himself a ransom for our sins. Love is...the source of happiness, the ever-renewing spring of healing, the precious fountain of hope.

As we extend our hands and hearts towards others in Christ-like love something wonderful happens to us. Our own spirits become healed, more refined, and stronger.

With all my heart and soul I give thanks to our Heavenly Father and for His love for us. For the gift of his son, for the life and example of Jesus Christ and for his sinless and selfless sacrifice. I rejoice in the fact that Christ is not dead but risen from the grave. He lives. And he has returned to the Earth to restore his authority and gospel to man. He has given us the perfect example of the kind of man and woman we should be.

On this Easter Sunday, and everyday, as we contemplate with reverence and awe how our Savior embraces us, comforts us, and heals us...let us commit to become his hands, that others, through us, may feel his embrace."

-President Dieter F. Utchdorf

"Jesus Christ lives. He is our Savior, our Redeemer. He has the capacity to communicate love that is so powerful, so overwhelming, as to surpass the human tongue's ability to express adequately."-Richard G. Scott

1 comment:

Austin said...

President Utchdorf is such an amazing speaker. I loved that talk so much.

I want to adopt him as my grandpa. That would be so awesomeland, orlando, fl.