“I am the one who believes that love, like faith, is a gift of God.” Spoke President Gordon B. Hinckley.
Please read that again and slowly.
What a wonderful thing to consider! That we try to become like our Heavenly Father, we attain the gifts that he has and one of those gifts is to become the Pure Love of Christ. Not just to have it, but to become it. To have it within our being so strongly, that it flows out of us like a waterfall. How do we become like this? By listening to the Holy Ghost. Elder Parley P. Pratt puts it this way, “(The Holy Ghost) quickens all the intellectual faculties, increases, enlarges, expands, and purifies all the natural passions and affections, and adapts them by the gift of wisdom to their lawful use. It inspires, develops, cultivates, and matures all the fine-toned sympathies, joys tastes, kindred feelings, and affections of our nature. It inspires virtue, kindness, goodness, tenderness, gentleness, and charity. It develops beauty of person, form and features. It tends to health, vigor, animation, and social feeling. It develops and invigorates all the faculties of the physical and intellectual man. It strengthens, invigorates and gives tone to the nerves. In short, it is, as it were, marrow to the bone, joy to the heart, light to the eyes, music to the ears, and life to the whole being.”
What a wonderful gift the Holy Ghost is! He has the ability to teach us all of these wonderful things and helps us to become so much better than if we tried to do it on our own.
May we never give up. May we always understand that we are never alone in our efforts to do better.