Gospel Doctrine lesson 44: “God is Love”
Approximate Scheduled Teaching Date: Sunday, November 22, 2015
The above lesson contains the following questions:
“How did John describe those who claim to love God but do not “love one another”? (See 1 John 2:9, 11; 3:14-15, 17; 4:20) Why is our love for others a measure of our love of God? (p. 26)
Many LGBT members consider one of their greatest gifts to be a greater capacity to love their fellow man. They feel an increased awareness, empathy, compassion, and desire to serve others, especially those who have faced uphill battles in society. Depending on the discussion and as led by the Spirit, a personal experience involving this greater capacity to love may help tear down walls and build bridges towards love and understanding of each other within the group. Others may be more receptive as you focus on the principle of love and allow the Spirit to teach and apply the principle to each individual as appropriate.