Light the World Wk 2: Love the NeighborHOOD

As we continue #LIGHTtheWORLD and move into week 2, the theme turns from Light the World to Light Your Community.

“Service doesn’t just happen on a grand, global scale. Your own community is full of opportunities to get involved, make a difference, and give as Jesus gave.”

President James E. Faust said of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Ours is not a Sunday-only religion. It demands exemplary conduct and effort every day of the week.”

I was baptized a member of Christ’s church when I was 20. I have watched both as an “outsider” and an “insider” this incredible truth: the greatest gift we can give is sharing the Savior’s love, because there is no greater love. He was the perfect example, loving one person at a time. And that love is felt most profoundly not through words, but through actions.

This week we have a special opportunity to love our neighborhood. To serve, to give, to surprise, and to delight. But more than anything, my hope is that this is only the starting point. I believe we’re all craving a little more kindness. We all say,
Someone should do something about that.” And the great news is, we, all of us—you and me—are somebodies.

What could and would happen if all of us spent a little more time lighting our community? I believe the answer would astound us. The answer is …