To Be Like Jesus

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“To Be Like Jesus,” Friend, March 2019

From the First Presidency

To Be Like Jesus

From “Our Perfect Example,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 70–73.

Friend Magazine, 2019/03 Mar

Illustrations by Andrew Bosley and Shawna JC Tenney

One Sunday I watched a group of Primary children sing:

I’m trying to be like Jesus; I’m following in his ways.

I’m trying to love as he did, in all that I do and say.

At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice,

But I try to listen as the still small voice whispers,

“Love one another as Jesus loves you.

Try to show kindness in all that you do.

Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought,

For these are the things Jesus taught.

Each child was leaning forward, almost to the front of his or her chair. I could see light in their eyes and determination in their faces. Jesus Christ was their example. To be like Him was their goal.

We can all become like the Savior, Jesus Christ, by living His gospel. I hope you will look for opportunities to do as He did and to love as He loves. Love is the way He leads us along to become like Him. None of us is perfect yet. But we can know that we are following His way. He leads us, and He wants us to follow Him.

A Heart Full of Love

Color the heart and label it with the people and activities you love.

What can you do to show the love in your heart?

I just got baptized by my older brother. I felt the Holy Spirit, and it made my heart feel happy. Here is a map of my heart. It shows all the things I love.

Sadie W., age 8, California, USA