I keep this little sign in my bathroom because it reminds me that love is a choice.
So often I feel like love is something that I fall into, or that it’s something that I’ll feel, after I feel love from others first.
But I’ve been wrong.
John 13:34 says, “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another as I have loved you; that ye also love one another.”
I like to think that the Savior gave this to us as a commandment to remind us that because of the gift of agency, we can choose to love others even when they may get on our nerves at times.
Elder Dale G. Renlund said, “In order for us to more effectively serve others we must begin to see people through a parent’s eyes. Through Heavenly Father’s eyes. Only then can we more fully comprehend the true value of the soul. Only then can we begin to understand the love our Heavenly Father has for his children.”
One thing I know is true is that Heavenly Father loves you and me more than we know! I testify of the healing power of the atonement because I’ve felt it working in my life. I’m grateful for the gift of agency so I can choose to show love one to another.