Today I, ____________________, will strive to be a good friend.
“As you strive to live the gospel, you will encourage your friends to do likewise. Set an example of keeping the commandments, participating in Church activities, preparing to serve the Lord throughout you life, and remaining worthy to attend the temple.” – For the Strength of Youth
I, ____________________, commit to strive to live the gospel and set an example for my friends today and throughout this week.
“One of the great tributes the Savior can give is to call us “friends.” We know that He loves with a perfect love all of His Heavenly Father’s children. Yet for those who have been faithful in their service with Him, He reserves this special title. You remember the words from the 84th section of the Doctrine and Covenants: “And again I say unto you, my friends, for from henceforth I shall call you friends, it is expedient that I give unto you this commandment, that ye become even as my friends in days when I was with them, traveling to preach the gospel in my power”.
“We become His friends as we serve others for Him. He is the perfect example of the kind of friend we are to become. He wants only what is best for His Heavenly Father’s children. Their happiness is His happiness. He feels their sorrow as His own because He has paid the price of all their sins, taken upon Himself all their infirmities, borne all their troubles, and felt all their longings. His motives are pure. He seeks no recognition for Himself but to give all glory to His Heavenly Father. The perfect friend, Jesus Christ, is completely selfless in offering happiness to others.
“Each of us who has made the baptismal covenant has promised to follow His example to bear one another’s burdens as He would…
“And, in time and in eternity, we will feel the joy of being welcomed to the company of His faithful friends. I pray for that blessing for all of us and for those we will serve.” – Faithful Friends by Henry B. Eyring
Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Friends section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/friends/