President Nelson’s Message on Valentine Day

President Nelson’s Message on Valentine Day

President Nelson’s Message on Valentine Day

President Russel M. Nelson posted a Valentine Day’s message on social media Wednesday, Feb 14. He reminded all to recommit to loving their neighbor. He is the 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a responsibility, he assumed on Jan 14. Earlier, he served for 34 years in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He is 93.

President Nelson said that on this day people all over the world celebrate love, the love about flowers, chocolate and gifts. He said that exchanging flowers, chocolate and gifts was fine. However, he emphasized that, “the second great commandment teaches of a different kind of love — that of actively loving our neighbor.” He added that following the second commandment is key to becoming true disciple of Jesus Christ. Nelson further said that the second commandment follows an even greater commandment — which is the first commandment to first love God.

He said “We often see people in the world today ignore the first commandment. And yet, when we obey the first commandment, we are much better equipped to keep the second commandment”.

President Nelson said that he felt privileged to see how the church has impacted humanitarian efforts around the world. When it is said that Valentine Day reminds us to love one’s neighbor “whether they live in the house next door or across the globe.” Source: CHURCH NEWS.

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