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At an Ensign College devotional on Tuesday, President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints outlined five ways students can proclaim truth with love.
The First Counselor in the First Presidency was joined by Elder Clark G. Gilbert, a General Authority Seventy and Commissioner of the Church Educational System (CES). The duo spoke from the Assembly Hall on Temple Square to hundreds of gathered students.
President Oaks encouraged students at the Church-owned school with the following five ways to proclaim truth with love:
- Avoid overly contentious settings.
- Love others and find common ground, even amid disagreements.
- Hold to truth even when reaching out in love to others.
- Be a light to the world.
- Stay anchored in Jesus Christ.
“We should reach out positively to express our concern and love for those with whom we disagree,” President Oaks said. “We should seek to find common ground on which to stand with those who might otherwise consider us their enemies. Followers of Christ should be examples of civility. We should remember the Savior’s teaching: ‘By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another’ (John 13:35).”
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