See people for the good they are. Hank Smith mentions in his book, https://deseretbook.com/p/living-the-parables?variant_id=171676-paperback “Living The Parables,” if we all look at people the way we see Jesus we will choose more love and compassion. We will act better and think better. This was very inspiring to hear. Many people are experiencing pain in their lives and if we instantly decide to love them with compassion and comfort we are choosing to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and see them in a better light.
When the kids and I get out to run errands, visit friends, or go to school I teach them the importance of seeing others the way Jesus Christ would. A recent experience with Ronen showed his love for others and wanting to be follow Jesus Christ. Ronen gave some toys that he loved to a friend at school. I asked him why he gave his toys to his friend and he responded saying, “I wanted to be giving and kind, like Jesus.” It was so cute for him to be so kind and think of what Jesus would do or how he would see others at school. Jesus sees everyone with perfect love and wants to share it. It would be amazing if we all gave love to everyone and gave things we love, like toys, or compassion to absolutely everyone.
If we all saw each other with compassion and love, we can handle rude encounters, traffic, and stressful situations as our best selves. I knew a friend that had an experience at church with someone openly talking negatively about her loud enough for her to hear. When the person realized my friend heard, she felt bad and tried to explain why she was saying those things about the way she felt. My friend forgave her right there and didn’t make it a big deal. My friend then told me, “We all say things we don’t intend to or make mistakes. That person at church is still a good person and deserves love just as much as I do. I want to see her the way Jesus Christ does.”
I loved that experience. My friend forgave her and wanted to continue to see this person the way Jesus Christ does. She had a great attitude and continued to have love and compassion.
While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
We can have that light of Christ and become children of light by following Him and seeing others with love. As we take His name upon us, through the commitments and covenants we make, our love grows more for others at school, church, or any encounter. We can choose to see others as a wonderful child of God truly doing the best they can and equally deserving of love from our Savior.
I love the new Young Women Theme as it has given me thoughts on how I would like to strive to see everyone including myself as a child of God.
Young Women Theme
I am a beloved daughter of heavenly parents, with a divine nature and eternal destiny.
As a disciple of Jesus Christ, I strive to become like Him. I seek and act upon personal revelation and minister to others in His holy name.
I will stand as a witness of God at all times and in all things and in all places.
As I strive to qualify for exaltation, I cherish the gift of repentance and seek to improve each day. With faith, I will strengthen my home and family, make and keep sacred covenants, and receive the ordinances and blessings of the holy temple.
I am striving to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. I want to see others as the best they can be and with the love the savior has for them. We are all striving to do our best and choose the right. As we see each other in a spiritual nature, we will choose love and compassion. Jesus Christ is the good and sees us with love and greatness. Let us all do the same. Thank you to Ronen and my friend for wanting to share love and give their best selves. Jesus Christ has done the same for you and I and will always continue to do so. He is perfect. His love is perfect. His understanding is perfect. All that he asks, is for us to try to be better. We can love a little more, give a little more, and forgive and repent.
See the good and love.