“Following the Master,” New Era, Mar. 2015, 10–11
When someone asks about the life of Jesus Christ, what comes to mind? You might think about how the Savior suffered for our sins, died, and was resurrected, making it possible for us to return to our Heavenly Father. Through Him, everyone can overcome sin and live again.
What else do you think of? How He helps us find our way through life? How He is our great example? How He invites us to serve others?
These are all great answers, and you’ll come up with even more. As you think about the Savior, keep in mind that part of His mission was to teach us how to live. He invites us to love God—the first great commandment—and to love and serve others—the second great commandment (see Matthew 22:36–40). That may not always seem easy, but remember that you don’t have to do it without help. In fact, He will bless you so you can live the disciple’s life and find true joy as you turn to and follow Him.
President Thomas S. Monson said, “We have been provided with a perfect example to follow—even the example of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ—and we have been instructed to follow that example. … We need not walk by the shores of Galilee or among the Judean hills to walk where Jesus walked. All of us can walk the path He walked when, with His words ringing in our ears, His Spirit filling our hearts, and His teachings guiding our lives, we choose to follow Him as we journey through mortality. His example lights the way. Said He, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life’ (John 14:6)” (“Ponder the Path of Thy Feet,” Ensign, Nov. 2014, 86).