Jesus Christ taught us that after loving God, the greatest commandment was to love our neighbor as ourselves. For the most part I love people in general, especially those that love me or those who are easy to love. It’s when it comes to those who are hard to love that I have a hard time. I always try to think of what is it that is so great about a certain person that makes God to love them so much. It helps me to find at least one quality that I would focus on instead of something I don’t like or don’t agree with.
I also notice that the level of my love for others is also a reflection of my relationship with myself and with God. The times I love and appreciate myself better and have more self-esteem correspond to the times that I love others better. That love for myself in great part has to do with my relationship with God. When I feel close to Him and to the Savior, I tend to emulate the love of Christ towards others that I could not love by myself. That’s the Christ-like love that one of our modern-day apostles of Jesus Christ, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland shares in his message below: