I’m working on loving people better, because they deserve it. If Christ can love imperfect people perfectly, then I can too.
I find that when I am in the habit of reading my scriptures daily that I am better at having love and gratitude. My words and responses are softer; my heart is fuller; and my temperament is calmer. Lately I have let go of this good habit and I have suffered for it. I have found myself having less patience for my children and my love for my fellow man has lessened.
Having less than Christlike charity has become a weakness of mine lately and I am striving to improve on this.
I know that with prayer and diligence I can get back on track and feel like I can be kinder to everyone, and also feel more worthy to look into God’s eyes without worry when that day comes.
I read a wonderful talk today by Elder Gene R Cook that I’m going to keep reading over the next few days until I feel it really sinking in and I feel myself begin to improve. It reminded me of many truths that will help me to have the pure love of Christ in my heart. The quote in the image was also taken from the talk.
I know we all have our weaknesses and sometimes don’t know where to begin with self improvement, so here is some wonderful advice from the Church News, 5 May 1973:
The most important of all the commandments of God is that one that you’re having the most difficulty keeping today. If it’s one of dishonesty, if it’s one of unchastity, if it’s one of falsifying, not telling the truth, today is the day for you to work on that until you’ve been able to conquer that weakness. Then you start on the next one that’s most difficult to keep.
May we as sisters in the gospel seek to strengthen one another and encourage each other in times of weakness.