Three Ways to Get Along with Others

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“Three Ways to Get Along with Others,” Friend, September 2019

From the First Presidency

Three Ways to Get Along with Others

Adapted from “Blessed Are the Peacemakers,” Ensign, Nov. 2002, 39–42.

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Illustrations by Alyssa Petersen

Jesus taught people how to get along with one another.

Way #1: Love people.

Jesus gave the two great commandments: first, to “love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” (Matthew 22:37), and second, to “love thy neighbour as thyself” (Matthew 22:39).

The commandments to love God and to love our neighbor go together. People really are brothers and sisters because God really is our Father.

Way #2: Forgive them.

Jesus taught us to forgive everyone, “that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you” (Mark 11:25).

Way #3: Treat them the way you want to be treated.

Jesus taught the Golden Rule: “All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them” (Matthew 7:12).

It is easy to understand why we should treat others the way we would like to be treated. It is because each of God’s sons and daughters is precious (see Matthew 25:40).

Living the Golden Rule

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