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It is possible to do everything 
Out of Christ-like love, that is pure
To find joy in others is exciting!
From what ails us, this is the cure
Truly love can uplift
Till the soul is carried away
We are spiritually fit
When love lights each step of the day

Is it possible to study because we love the Lord and His children? Is it possible to be motivated by love when we take a test, read a chapter in a textbook, complete an assignment, or answer a question in class? Is it possible to love someone who has wronged us? Can love be our only motive?“Now, when I think of the success of these my brethren my soul is carried away, even to the separation of it from the body, as it were, so great is my joy” (Alma 29:16).
When others’ needs start to matter more than our own, and when others’ successes are more exciting to us than our own, we are beginning to experience the kind of love that our Father in Heaven and our Savior have for us. It is a love without dimension. It has no boundaries, no limitations. It is pure. It is infinite. It is eternal. Oh, how I want to have more of this kind of love for others.

March 08, 2011
BYU Devotional
What If Love Were
Our Only Motive?

Russell T. Osguthorpe


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