Love Others as Jesus Loves Us

    “Love Others as Jesus Loves Us,” Friend, October 2019

    From the First Presidency

    Loving Others as Jesus Loves Us

    Adapted from “Loving Others and Living with Differences,” Ensign, Nov. 2014, 25–28.

    Friend Magazine, 2019/10 Oct

    Illustration by Jared Beckstrand

    Jesus gave His disciples an important commandment: “Love one another, as I have loved you” (John 15:12). As followers of Christ, we should live peacefully with others. That includes people who don’t believe the same things we do.

    Here are some ways we can love others as the Savior loves us:

    • Be kind to people who are different.

    • Show respect for their beliefs.

    • Never bully or insult anyone.

    • Be a good listener.

    • Be polite. Don’t argue angrily.

    • Stand up for what is true.

    • Tell others about the gospel in a humble way. “[Speak] the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15).

    Our Savior’s commandment to love one another as He loves us is probably our greatest challenge. I pray that we can try to show love in all we do.

    Make a Friendship Chain!

    Friend Magazine, 2019/10 Oct
    1. Cut out the paper strips below, and tape a colored one together to make the first link in your chain.

    2. When you do one of the activities, add that strip to your chain, plus another colored one.

    3. Add your own activity to the blank strip.

    • Ask someone who speaks another language how to say “hello” in their language.

    • Ask a friend to teach you about a tradition in their family, religion, or culture.

    • Invite someone new to play with you.

    • Learn about children around the world by watching “One in a Million” videos at

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