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Teachings of Lorenzo Snow Lesson 22: Doing Good to Others

September 06, 2013

“Cultivate a spirit of charity; be ready to do for others more than you would expect from them if circumstances were reversed.” - Pres. Lorenzo Snow

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Get the full lesson "Doing Good to Others” from the Teachings of Lorenzo Snow at LDS.org.

Note: As the Church has said, the manual has been prepared as the primary source of lesson material. These supplements, from general conference addresses, are meant only as a complement to your study on this lesson’s topic.

Supplement is from Elder M. Russell Ballard's  talk, "Finding Joy through Loving Service" from the April 2011 general conference:

It is only when we love God and Christ with all of our hearts, souls, and minds that we are able to share this love with our neighbors through acts of kindness and service—the way that the Savior would love and serve all of us if He were among us today.

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When this pure love of Christ—or charity—envelops us, we think, feel, and act more like Heavenly Father and Jesus would think, feel, and act. Our motivation and heartfelt desire are like unto that of the Savior. He shared this desire with His Apostles on the eve of His Crucifixion. He said:

“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you. 

“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:34–35).

Read the full talk, "Finding Joy through Loving Service" by Elder M. Russell Ballard.

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