"For the word of the Lord is truth, and whatsoever is truth is light..."
March 23, 2006

Our Love Needs to Be Developed

“God loves us all — saint and sinner alike — with a perfect and everlasting love. We have His love, if not His approval. It is our love for Him that remains to be developed. When we come to be genuinely concerned with pleasing God — more than with pleasing any in the world, even ourselves — then our behavior improves and His blessings can engulf us. This sublime feeling can be experienced only if we come to know enough about Him so that our awe melts into adoration, and our respect into utter reverence.” — Neal A. Maxwell, All These Things Shall Give Thee Experience, p. 3 (italics added)