Love One Another

Everyone has their own flaws and imperfections… But what of it? Why do people make such a huge deal about it? We all mess up, and we all know we all mess up. Why do some people end up hating each other over a little mistake? It shouldn’t be that way… Everyone in this life wants to be happy. So why can’t we all work towards that goal together, instead of tearing each other down? Why can’t we just forgive, and learn, and be friends?

Speaking of friends… Friends especially shouldn’t put each other down and point out each other’s flaws. We’re friends for goodness sake! In this time in life, during high school, I know that I have been trying my hardest to be a good person, and I’m sure my friends are trying just as hard. It hurts me so bad when one of my friends talks about something they don’t like about one of my other friends. It just doesn’t feel good. We’re friends; we’re supposed to work together and help each other be the best we can be. And causing problems by talking about things that may not even be true about one of your friends doesn’t help anyone at all.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shared this quote in one of his talks: “Don’t judge me because I sin differently than you.” If you’re reading this, could you just think about this for a moment? …Everyone sins. Some sins may be more noticeable than other sins, but still, sins are sins. Sometimes people see those sins that we commit, and even if we’ve repented and gotten over it ourselves, they can’t seem to let it go. Maybe they can only see that bad thing you did or are doing, and they only focus on that and not the good things about you. I, for one, know that I need to work on seeing the good in others… and also in myself.

We start with repentance, and forgiveness. Repent for the wrong things you have done, and forgive those who have done wrong to you. We’re all living this life, and life is hard, so we shouldn’t make it any harder by holding grudges or being rude to others. Jesus Christ said, “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you” (John 15:12). If we want to be like Christ, we should love everyone, and help others around us to be like Him. We all mess up, so why not help each other? We don’t have to be alone in this. God is with us. The Savior is with us. And hopefully the people that we care about are with us too.

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