"The world in which we live would benefit greatly if men and women everywhere would exercise the pure love of Christ, which is kind, meek, and lowly. It is without envy or pride. It is selfless because it seeks nothing in return. It does not countenance evil or ill will, nor rejoice in iniquity; it has no place for bigotry, hatred, or violence. It refuses to condone ridicule, vulgarity, abuse, or ostracism. It encourages diverse people to live together in Christian love regardless of religious belief, race, nationality, financial standing, education, or culture.
"The Savior has commanded us to love one another as he has loved us; to clothe ourselves 'with the bond of charity' (D&C 88:125), as he so clothed himself. We are called upon to purify our inner feelings, to change our hearts, to make our outward actions and appearance conform to what we say we believe and feel inside. We are to be true disciples of Christ."
- Howard W. Hunter, "A More Excellent Way," Ensign, May 1992, pp. 61-62
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Many times we are led to ask, "What can I do to help the troubled world I live in?" President Hunter's answer is simple: "exercise the pure love of Christ." He lists some of the characteristics of that love: kind, selfless, meek. Some of the things it does not include are instructive: hatred, bigotry, ridicule, violence. I was especially interested in the statement that the love of Christ "encourages diverse people to live together in Christian love regardless of religious belief, race, nationality, financial standing, education, or culture."
And all of this perfectly follows from the Savior's perfect example. As we become true disciples, as we become like Him, then we will be able to love as He did.