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Sunday Symposium: The Love of God

The Saturday morning session of the most recent General Conference was my favorite session, and President Uctdorf’s talk, “The Love of God,” is one of the reasons why. Look at the questions he answers as he speaks:

How Do We Become True Disciples of Jesus Christ?

Why Should We Love God?

Why Does Heavenly Father Love Us?

How Can We Increase Our Love of God?

How Can We Hear the Father’s Voice?

Why Is Love the Great Commandment?

I was fascinated with the principle that all our actions, thoughts, motivations, and desires can and should be traced back to love. Even the simple things we do that don’t seem to mean anything to anyone–even to ourselves–appear more glorious when viewed as manifestations of our love.

Love is the measure of our faith, the inspiration for our obedience, and the true altitude of our discipleship.”

It’s a great talk, definitely worth studying. You can read it here. You can also watch it here or listen to it here. I was surprised to recognize that many of things I do really are motivated by love, but it was also a comfort to know that when a task seems difficult, it can become easier as I remember love for God or someone else I'm trying to serve.

What are things you do because you love God? (Remember that "The divine love of God turns ordinary acts into extraordinary service.")


Stephanie is a mom of three young and relentless children. Her interests include latin music, naps, restaurants, writing, travel, teaching, housework denial and long showers. Stephanie seeks for the divinity in motherhood--- tries to share it when she finds it, and tries to laugh when she doesn't. She blogs for fun, posterity, and therapy. Her musings are chronicled at Diapers and Divinity, and if you know how to send chocolate as an attachment, you're welcome to email her here.

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