Recently I was studying the Kingdoms of Glory. As I read D&C 88:22-24 I had an epiphany. What if there was a correlation between the Kingdoms of Glory and their respective laws and love? What if the law we were abiding dictated our capacity to love or feel love? The more I studied the Kingdoms of Glory and love, the more I realized that there is a correlation between the Laws of the Kingdom and the love that we feel. Here is how the Kingdoms of Glory teach us about love.
Telestial Love is the most common type of love we see in the world today. It is based on the fallen nature of the world. This love is based solely on physical attraction and appetites. This love is temporary and shallow, it is not pure or wholesome. Often it leads to lust (Satan’s counterfeit of love) and objectification of people, IE Pornography. Telestial Love is not eternal, it will always end in heartbreak.
The reason this love is the most common type of love is simple. The Telestial Law is the lifestyle that most people abide. We can only love according to the law in which we live. Now, this is not to say physical attraction is evil, but it is to say that if this is the height of your love, it is shallow.
“How hollow, how empty if our love is no deeper than the arousal of momentary feeling or the expression in words of what is no more lasting than the time it takes to speak them.”
Marvin J. Ashton
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.