A Heart Filled with Love

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“A Heart Filled with Love,” Friend, Feb. 2013, 2–3

From the First Presidency

A Heart Filled with Love

From “A Witness,” Ensign, Nov. 2011, 68–71.

President Henry B. Eyring

Many of you participated in a day of service. There were thousands of them organized across the world.

In a day of service, more than 120 members of one ward volunteered to help. In three hours they transformed the grounds of a church in our community. It was hard and happy work. The ministers of the church expressed gratitude. All who worked together that day felt unity and greater love. Some even said that they felt joy as they pulled weeds and trimmed shrubbery.

Words from the Book of Mormon helped them know why they felt that joy. It was King Benjamin who said to his people, “Learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are … in the service of your God” (Mosiah 2:17). And it was Mormon who taught in his words in the Book of Mormon, “Charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him” (Moroni 7:47).

The Lord is keeping His promise to you as you keep yours. As you serve others for Him, He lets you feel His love. And in time, feelings of charity become part of your very nature. And you will receive the assurance of Mormon in your heart as you persist in serving others in life that all will be well with you.

Left and top right, illustrations by Jennifer Tolman; bottom right, illustration by Thomas Child