What joy it is to be allowed to take upon oneself the yoke of Jesus Christ in His church and thereby escape the trouble and anxiety of this world. The greatest commandment, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself' (Leviticus 19:18), is attainable through communion with the Spirit of God and mutual participation in service to one another. Because of His mercy, we are daily facing new tasks and are permitted to be called to special service in His church. I am convinced that whoever will draw near unto the Lord Jesus Christ in all his decisions in faith and prayer will have his life filled with more light and joy. - F. Enzio Busche, "We Know Through Faith," "Faith," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1983], p. 109

In the midst of discordant sounds of hate, bitterness and revenge expressed so often today, the soft note of forgiveness comes as a healing balm. Not least is its effect on the forgiver. - Spencer W. Kimball, "The Miracle of Forgiveness," [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1969]

"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." (Matthew 22:36-40.) Jesus did not invent this principle. Love of God was basic in the law of Moses: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might." (Deuteronomy 6:5.) The law of Moses also contains an injunction to love one's neighbor: "Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord." (Leviticus 19:18.) Jesus' contribution was to bring these two commandments together, quoting them separately but showing their relationship to each other and also, as he so often did, showing how the whole of religion stems from love for God and love for our fellow human beings. – Lowell L. Bennion, "Legacies of Jesus," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1990], p. 23

The secret of the popularity of Christmas is that it brings peace to the minds of millions who, for one day at least, think more of others than of themselves, more of giving than of getting. If this formula for happiness-love one another-is effective for one day, may it not work at other times, at all times? If by giving we receive, and by dividing we increase, why not make happiness permanent by carrying the Christmas spirit throughout the year? – Hugh B. Brown, "The Abundant Life," [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1965], p. 135

How important it is for us to apply in our lives those great principles of repentance and forgiveness. Let us always remember that the one who carries a grudge or ill feelings toward a neighbor and does not forgive is the one who is uncomfortable and unhappy and ill at ease, and continuing in this course will canker his soul, and in him will remain the greater sin. There are numerous stories with beautiful endings where persons who have carried grudges or harbored ill feelings toward others have had the courage and strength to, later on, go and apologize, showing love and making reconciliation, resulting in a beautiful new relationship where both are greatly relieved and happy together. – N. Eldon Tanner, “The Importance of Prayer,” Ensign (CR) May 1974