Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! There is so much contention in our world today. How can we follow Christ’s command to love our enemies?
For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another.—3 Nephi 11:29
For generations, Jews had been taught to hate their enemies, and they were then suffering under the domination and cruelties of Roman occupation. Yet Jesus taught them, “Love your enemies” and “do good to them that … despitefully use you.”—Dallin H. Oaks
This Day in Church History
1910: Gordon B. Hinckley, later a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the fifteenth President of the Church, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1968: The Maine Stake, the first stake in Maine, is organized.
1979: The first area conference in the continental United States is held in Houston, Texas.
1994: Jeffrey R. Holland is ordained an Apostle, replacing Marvin J. Ashton, who had died.
Daily Question – Answer in the Comments
What are some ways we can show more lovingkindness to those who have opposing views to ours?
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.