April 8, 2014 1 John By Nancy Baird

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1 John

Sibelius, the Finnish composer, said he strove that through all his music there might run “the golden cord of truth.”  

“If this life be not a real fight, in which something is eternally gained for the universe by success, it is no better than a game of private theatricals…But it feels like a real fight, as if there were something…in the universe which we…are needed to redeem.”
William James, quoted in Interpreter’s Bible, Vol. VII, 260.  

“There is nothing to do with men but to love them…Task all the ingenuity of your mind to devise some other thing, but you can never find it.  To hate your adversary will not help you…nothing within the compass of the universe can help you, but to love him.”
Orville Dewey, (1900).  

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“We cannot truly love God if we do not love our fellow travelers on this mortal journey. Likewise, we cannot fully love our fellow man if we do not love God, the Father of us all.”
President Thomas S. Monson

                   “And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord; And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength; this is the first commandment.                
                  And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.  There is none other commandment greater than these.”                      
Mark 12:29-31